Liverpool supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their side seeking to build upon their fine fourth place finish last term.
Jurgen Klopp’s men deserve great credit for securing a second successive top four finish in the English top-flight, having done so the season before to bring Champions League football back to Anfield. And the Reds certainly made the most of their return to Europe’s elite competition by reaching the final back in May, although they were unable to add a sixth European crown in going down 3-1 to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, who in turn won their third in a row.
Nonetheless, there are many excited and indeed expectant Liverpool fans up and down the country at present, several of whom are wondering who could be the next youngster to break out from the club’s youth ranks, whether that be this season or in the years to come.
And based on the fact that he is already a senior international for Canada, alongside his efforts for the Under-18s in recent years, 18-year-old sensation Liam Millar could well be looking to make his mark at senior level this time round.
The forward only made the move to Merseyside back in 2016 after spending three years in the youth ranks at Fulham, but the Canadian has certainly proven his worth to the Reds in the last few seasons.
Millar netted six times in just 10 appearances in the North division of the Under-18 Premier League back in the 2016/17 campaign to help the Merseysiders to a third place finish in the table, before moving to the next level last time round in bagging eight goals and laying on six assists for Steven Gerrard’s side.
In fact, teammate Adam Lewis (nine) was the only Liverpool player to better his tally of six assists in the league last term to emphasise his importance and indeed his influence on the Under-18 side, although nine appearances in Premier League 2 for the development side in the second half of last season suggests that he could be set to move up to the Under-23s this term.
And his fine exploits for the Liverpool youth sides earned Millar his first senior cap for Canada back in March of this year, what with the forward playing the full 90 minutes in their 1-0 win over New Zealand in a friendly in Spain.
Thus, Millar is beginning to make the grade on the international scene, and now he’ll surely be hoping to make his mark at club level with Liverpool in the not-too-distant future.
Liverpool fans… what do you think? Let us know!