Jürgen Klopp insists Liverpool are eager to work with Danny Ward to help him fulfil his potential, but is unsure whether the goalkeeper is in line for another loan move.
The Wales stopper will be named on the substitutes’ bench for Friday evening’s FA Cup third-round tie with Everton at Anfield, with Loris Karius starting and Simon Mignolet rested.
Ward, who spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Huddersfield Town, has made one senior appearance for the Reds so far this term, coming in the Carabao Cup clash at Leicester City on September 19.
Asked during his pre-match press conference what the long-term plan is for Ward’s development, Klopp replied: “The plan for Wardy is a plan I speak to him about before I speak to the press about it.
“All good so far; Danny is a young, very skilled, goalkeeper with a lot of potential, which means space for improvement. We are quite desperate to work on that together with him. We would like to do that but we have to see.
“With all the requests so far from other clubs for loans and stuff like that, in the transfer in January everyone is doing it like the season is already finished, so now we [they try to] get the players because [we] didn’t need use in the first part of the season often enough or stuff like that.
“But it’s a long season and a lot of games to come in a shorter period of time, so there is enough to do for all of the boys.
“No rush in that and we cannot help other clubs before we think about ourselves.”