Former Wrexham goalkeeper Danny Ward is set to be given the opportunity to prove himself as Liverpool's first-choice stopper.

The 25-year-old came through the ranks at Wrexham's academy and was snapped up by Liverpool in January 2012 for a fee in the region of £100,000, with the Reds due additional payments if Ward cements his position as the Premier League giants' number one.

According to reports, Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to give Ward his chance, after Loris Karius - who Klopp had publicly backed just a fortnight ago - continues to struggle in the wake of his Champions League final shocker. Karius made another howler in the Reds 3-2 pre-season win at Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night.

Wrexham-born Ward has since had successful loan spells at Aberdeen and Huddersfield, who he helped clinch promotion to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season making 43 appearances.

Ward's form for Aberdeen - keeping 13 clean sheets in just 21 matches - led to a recall by Liverpool, and he made his debut for Klopp's side in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth in April 2016.

He also earned his first start for Wales and third cap overall in his nation's opening game of Euro 2016, a 2-1 victory over Slovakia, deputising for Wayne Hennessey.

Ward could now start for Liverpool when they travel to Bury on Saturday as their pre-season programme continues.