Leicester City sign Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward for £12.5m

Sunday, 22 Jul, 2018

Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward has completed a permanent move to Leicester City, after six-and-a-half years on the books at Anfield.

Liverpool on Thursday signed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma in a world record deal valued at 72.5 million euros by the Italian club.

All five of Leicester City's pre-season fixtures can be seen live on LCFC TV.

Ward's stint as Liverpool's number one was short, following the demotion of German keeper Loris Karius - whose own future remains questionable following his Champions League final nightmare in Kiev two months ago.

Wales worldwide Ward had been back-up to Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, who made two costly blunders in Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in May.

Nearly as soon as Klopp finished saying that though he signed Alisson for Roma for a world record fee for a goalkeeper.

Leicester kicks off their Premier League campaign with an away game against Manchester United on August 10.

Sportsmail understands the transfer fee for the 25-year-old is £12.5million, plus a 20 per cent sell-on clause.

Premier league sides, Burnley and Bournemouth had made inquiries about the former Welshman this summer, but it seems Leicester have won the race.

Ward, who started for Liverpool at King Power Stadium in last season's Carabao Cup, has represented Wales at schoolboy, Under-17s, Under-19s, Under-21s and senior global level and is now the third Welsh worldwide in the squad along with King and George Thomas.

Klopp explained: "It's completely normal, the guy who is the longest-serving for the club and most experienced [is given the armband], so that was clear". He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.