Liverpool are famend for his or her superb recruitment methods while Michael Edwards occupied the place of sporting director at Anfield for a few years, enjoying an enormous half in constructing the squad that lastly gained the Premier League title for the primary time in 2020.
Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, Andy Robertson and Fabinho are all merchandise of Edwards’ imaginative and prescient for the membership, however it’s not simply incomings that the membership have struck gold on.
The Reds have ruthlessly bought any participant that doesn’t match the profile, matched the excessive requirements in high quality or just weren’t within the mindset to take the staff ahead, and have not often obtained it incorrect when sending gamers packing.
Not solely that, the gamers which are deemed now not a great match for the staff are as a rule bought on for a great revenue and one participant that Edwards made the appropriate name on was Leicester Metropolis goalkeeper Danny Ward.
Ward who has been dubbed “terrible” by journalist Ade Adeayo, solely made three senior appearances for the Merseysiders earlier than the choice was made to promote up in 2018, making £12.5m on the keeper who joined the membership in 2012 at simply 19 years outdated from Wrexham for a charge of solely £100k.
That could be a staggering return for the membership, who finally bought the Welshman on for 12400% greater than their preliminary funding.
Since then, the 29-year-old had been within the shadow of Kasper Schmeichel on the King Energy Stadium till this summer season when the Leicester primary determined to make a transfer to Ligue 1 aspect Good, giving Ward the golden alternative to show his value by getting into the Danish ‘keeper’s sneakers.
Nonetheless, it’s protected to say it isn’t going properly for the Foxes gloveman since being given the duty to guard the Leicester Metropolis aim, conceding probably the most targets in your entire Premier League (22) thus far in simply eight video games, which has contributed to Brendan Rodgers’ males falling into the relegation zone.
Ward has conceded 2.8 targets per sport, with one error resulting in a shot and one other error resulting in a aim, finishing simply 33% of his lengthy balls.
In truth, the stopper is at present the second lowest-rated participant in your entire Premier League, as per WhoScored, with a ranking of 5.99 solely second to Emmanuel Dennis (5.93) who has performed solely 88 minutes thus far for Nottingham Forest.
It seems that Ward is totally out of his depth at Leicester and is making his identify within the Premier League for all of the incorrect causes, one thing Edwards clearly foresaw 4 years in the past when he was bought on by Liverpool.