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Liverpool consider signing Manninger, Danny Ward joins Huddersfield on loan

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger is training with Liverpool, a source close to the club has confirmed to ESPN FC.

Manninger, 39, is taking part in the club's preseason training at Melwood, with the Liverpool Echo reporting that he could be signed as a back-up option on a one-year deal.

Liverpool already have Simon Mignolet as their existing first-choice goalkeeper, and signed the highly-touted Loris Karius from Mainz earlier this summer to compete for the No. 1 spot.

Manninger is a free agent after leaving German club Augsburg at the end of last season, but the Austrian is a familiar face to the English game, having made 64 appearances for Premier League counterparts Arsenal after joining in 1997.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have confirmed that young goalkeeper Danny Ward has signed a new long-term deal and will spend next season on loan at Huddersfield Town.

The Welsh international has put pen to paper on a five-year contract and will now join up with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's former Borussia Dortmund assistant David Wagner -- who is in charge of the Championship side.

Ward, 23, excelled in his spell at Aberdeen last campaign and made his Liverpool debut in April away at Bournemouth.

Ward was also part of the Wales squad that reached the semifinals of the 2016 European Championship and he played the entirety of their opening match against Slovakia.