Liverpool’s academy is blessed with a formidable armoury of young attacking talent. Unfortunately for a number of players, looking for a breakthrough at the home of the world champions can be difficult. Instead, heading out on loan can be the best route to first-team football. Liverpool have confirmed that Liam Millar has completed his Charlton Athletic move.
Who is Liam Millar?
An eight-time Canadian international, Millar joined Liverpool’s academy back in 2016 and has impressed at U18, U18 and U23 level.
Millar, 21, has had two loan spells at Kilmarnock and was chosen as by Barry Lewtas to captain Liverpool’s U23s for 2020/21.
He has clocked up five goals and one assist for the young Reds this term.
Millar was handed his first-team debut in the FA Cup last year following a 1-0 victory in the fourth-round .
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The versatile young forward has yet to be selected by Jurgen Klopp this season. As a result, Millar has taken matters into his own hands regarding his future.
He has moved to Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season.
The Canadian striker recently put pen-to-paper on a new Liverpool deal before making the switch to League One.
The Addicks are currently sixth in a tightly contested battle for the play-offs.
What his teammates had to say
Millar joining Charlton on loan is a great opportunity for the aspiring Liverpool star.
He needs first-team football and he’ll get exactly that in England’s third tier of the footballing pyramid.
Following the move, a number of his Liverpool teammates including Neco Williams, Layton Steward and Caoimhin Kelleher sent messages to Millar on Instagram. Blackburn Rovers loanee Harvey Elliott responded, too.