Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner insists that Danny Ward still has his backing, despite the Liverpool loanee’s costly error in the 1-0 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday night.

The goalkeeper, who joined the Terriers from the Reds on a season-long loan deal in the summer, let a deflected effort from Anthony Knockaert slip from his grasp and into the net in the 80th minute at the American Express Community Stadium.

The goal ended Huddersfield Town’s unbeaten record in the Championship; although they remain at the top of the table with 16 points from seven games.

And Wagner, who admitted that it was hurtful to lose the otherwise tight game, however, was quick to add that Ward still retains his backing.

“Of course, it hurts to lose a game that was tigh,,” he was quoted as saying by the Yorkshire Evening Post, when asked about Ward’s error against Brighton.


“But, against one of the best teams in the division, we were a real competitor so I can take positives out of this game.

“We invested everything, worked very hard but, unfortunately, one mistake decided the game. Danny is not happy but there is no real reason to be worried about it.

“He has saved us a lot of points in the past with his performances.

“Against Brighton, he was good as well. Unfortunately, in his position, if you make a mistake it is a goal. He can totally accept this and look forward – and so can I.”

Ward, whose present contract with Liverpool runs until 2021, has thus far made eight appearances in all competitions for Huddersfield Town, managing two clean sheets.