Liverpool will announce the signing of Loris Karius this week, according to reports.

The Mainz goalkeeper has arrived on Merseyside to finalise his transfer and undergo a medical, according to the Liverpool Echo.

And with the German stopper expected to be the no.2 behind Simon Mignolet, that frees up Danny Ward to secure a loan move to Huddersfield Town.

Liverpool stopper Ward, who signed from Wrexham in January 2012, has been heavily linked with a season-long switch to the John Smith's Stadium - although sources suggest there is still work to be done on the deal.

But the arrival of Karius for £4.7m would seem to push the young Welsh stopper down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.

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After a successful loan spell at Aberdeen in the first half of the 2015/16 season, Ward needs first team football.

Liverpool will have a reduced fixture list next term after failing to qualify for Europe, meaning opportunities will be hard to come by.

Town, meanwhile, are still in the market for two new goalkeepers even after securing the signature of Luke Coddington from Middlesbrough to work with Frankie Bunn's Development Squad.

Ward has worked with Town's head of football operations Stuart Webber at both Anfield and at Wrexham.

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He is currently with the Wales national squad preparing for Euro 2016.

Crystal Palace stopper Wayne Hennessey is the current no.1 but Ward made his senior debut in March and has been included in Chris Coleman's provisional 30-man squad for the tournament alongside former Town loanee Emyr Huws.

As one of three keepers named in the party, he will be confident of boarding the plane to France barring injury.