Date of birth
Huddersfield Town completed the signing of Liverpool FC goalkeeper Danny Ward on a season-long loan in July 2016.
Standing at 6’ 3” tall, Ward had just returned from France, where he played one game for the Wales squad that made the semi-finals of the Euro 2016 tournament.
Danny started his career at Wrexham, where he was signed by Town’s Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber as a 14 year-old.
He made his senior debut in 2011 during a loan spell at Blue Square Bet Premier side Tamworth, but was soon scouted by Liverpool FC and signed for the Premier League giants in January 2012 as an 18 year-old.
His first call-up to the Reds’ First Team squad followed that October, when he was an unused substitute in a last 16 game in the Capital One Cup against Swansea City.
To gain further senior experience, Danny joined Sky Bet League 2 side Morecambe on loan in March 2015 and went onto make his first five appearances in the Football League.
Ward signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool in June 2015 before joining Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen a few days’ later. Playing in the top division and the Europa League, he kept an impressive 11 clean sheets in 29 Dons’ appearances as an ever present in the first half of the 2015/16 campaign.
With Aberdeen second in the division, Danny was recalled by Jürgen Klopp in January 2016 and was a regular substitute for the Liverpool First Team.
He soon made his senior Wales debut in an international friendly against Northern Ireland in March and his Premier League bow followed; an impressive performance in a 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth in April, when he played the full 90 minutes.
Danny’s third Wales cap came when he started his country’s opening game at Euro 2016 - a 2-1 win over Slovakia – with regular Wayne Hennessy injured.