Liam Millar joins Charlton Athletic on loan: A chance for the striker to shine in the EFL?

Academy correspondent SAM JONES on Liam Millar as the Canadian joins Charlton Athletic on loan for the rest of the season.

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Liverpool youngster Liam Millar has joined League One outfit Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season.

Upon leaving the club, Millar signed a new contract after his performances earned him nominations for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award in both September and November.

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So far in this campaign, Millar has played 11 times for the Liverpool u23 side in the Premier League 2, scoring three goals as well as grabbing another two goals in three games in the EFL Trophy.

It is a chance for the highly rated youngster to prove himself in England having only played for Kilmarnock at a senior level, where the Canadian scored twice in 33 games.

The youngster can play either on the left wing, in attacking midfield or as the central striker, making him a good versatile option for Charlton.

Millar has represented Canada at u20 and u23 level and has also appeared for the senior team, for whom he is yet to score a goal.

To have such international experience at such a young age is great for the player and is very rare for a player in League One.

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Millar is a coup for the League One outfit with manager Lee Bowyer admitting his side lost “have lost that little bit of pace to break on teams”, after losing Alfie Doughty.

This is a chance similar to the one Sheyi Ojo has in the Championship with Cardiff as Millar is now 21 and is yet to make an impact on the Liverpool first team.

If he fails to perform at Charlton, there is a chance he could see his time come to an end at Anfield.

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