Former Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward has spoken for the first time since leaving the Reds on Friday evening for Leicester City.

The Wales International was surplus to requirements after the signing of Alisson Becker from Roma for £66.8million.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – Saturday, September 23, 2017: Liverpool’s goalkeeper Danny Ward during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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The Anfield club offloaded the 25-year-old for £12.5million after making only one appearance for the club last season.

Speaking to LCFC TV, he said: “I think you’ve got to have a bit of personality and command the box.”

“Nowadays, you’ve got to be good with your feet and, if you’re not a decent shot-stopper, you shouldn’t be playing as a goalkeeper at a high level.

“I’ve come here to develop my all-round game, hopefully bring some more of the success which the club has had in recent years and hopefully get some more in the future.

“I do like to play from the back when it’s right but in terms of commanding the box I think it’s key for a goalkeeper – and in the modern day you’ve got to be able to play with your feet.”

“I’m looking forward to getting in the mix with (Schmeichel and Jakupovic),” said Ward. “I’m sure they’ll greet me with open arms.

“Goalkeepers are normally a tight-knit unit so I’m looking forward to picking their brains and seeing what I can pick up from them.”

Ironically Ward’s only appearances came in a 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium last year, a defeat he said cost him another appearance last season.

“I just remember Okazaki killing my season to be honest,” Ward said of his memories of the game.

“It was a brilliant atmosphere, I was really taken aback.

“It was the first time I’ve been down there on the pitch so I was taken aback by the support the fans were giving the boys on the pitch.

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