Liverpool are likely to loan winger Liam Millar to a Championship club for the 2021/22 season.
That’s according to Caoimhe O’Neill, a journalist for The Athletic.
Millar was part of the Under-18 crop managed by club legend Steven Gerrard, now in charge at Rangers.
Gerrard marvelled at his ‘turbo space’ and his relentlessness, admitting he ‘would hate to play against him’.
Millar was playing at Under-23 level for the first half of the current campaign – across 14 appearances in Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy, the Canadian scored five goals and provided one assist.
League One Charlton Athletic then gave him the opportunity to play regular men’s football, recruiting him on loan in January.
The 21-year-old made 27 appearances for the Addicks, contributing three goals and six assists.
Liverpool have already had ‘a significant number of enquiries’ for Millar from ‘several’ Championship sides, reports O’Neill.
The club believe a second-tier loan spell will ‘drawn an improved level of performance’ from him.
Charlton asked Millar whether he would like to spend another season at The Valley, but he ‘respectfully hinted’ that he wants to step up another division.
His future isn’t likely to be completely resolved until he returns from international duty with Canada – he’s set to feature in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.
Clearly, this is natural progression for Millar. Right now, it doesn’t look as if his long-term future will be at Liverpool, but he can still build his reputation out on loan and go on to forge a good career for himself.
And from the Reds’ point of view, a successful stint in the Championship would nicely boost his transfer value, or if he does go on to absolutely thrive in the second tier, perhaps he could serve some purpose as part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad in the future.
In other news, this in-form Palace star is a doubt for Sunday’s vital clash.
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