Liverpool believe Liam Millar is ready for a step up, according to reports. The Reds won’t sell the Canadian forward.
This comes from the Athletic. They claim Liverpool see Liam Millar as a player ready to take his next step. As a result, they won’t sell the forward this summer.
Millar, 21, has spent this season on loan with Charlton Athletic to relative success. He’s started 23 League One games, scoring twice and assisting six.
It’s comfortably the most productive season of his career thus far, coming after two disappointing seasons with Kilmarnock. And it appears Liverpool are enthused.
They want to send Millar out on loan again next season, preferably to a Championship side. The hope is that the Canadian is ready for that next step and that Liverpool will see another jump in his development.
Securing the right loan, then, is absolutely vital.
Liverpool have plans for Liam Millar
We can’t imagine Millar has a long-term Liverpool future, given he’s 21 and playing in League One. You can never rule it out completely, of course, but chances are the Reds have other ideas in mind.
It sounds as though they hope Millar proves himself at Championship level next season. Then he’s a 22-year-old solid Championship player and that’s someone worth millions.
From there, Liverpool could judge whether a Premier League loan is possible or not. Because if they can get him close to that level by 23, Millar would hold quite a lot of value.
So it makes sense not to sell him now. Millar is potentially worth quite a bit in a year or two and waiting is sensible. He’d move for an inconsequential sum right now, after all.
We wonder if Sheyi Ojo is a good comparison here. Ojo struggled with several loans before playing well for Cardiff City this year. Now he looks good at Championship level and will be worth a decent amount.
Recreating that with Millar would be a success story for Liverpool.