Charlton Athletic sign winger Liam Millar on loan from Premier League champions Liverpool
CHARLTON ATHLETIC manager Lee Bowyer has unveiled the loan signing of Canada International Liam Millar from Premier League champions Liverpool until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old winger, who can also play up front, possess great speed and is highly thought of at the Premier League champions, who have just tied him down to a new contract.
“He’s an exciting player, he wants to travel with the ball and he wants to go past people, that is what we need,” Bowyer told the club website.
“It has been obvious, since we lost Alfie Doughty to injury, that we’ve lacked that pace to hit teams on the break and Liam is going to bring that to us as an option.”
As well as his eight international caps, Millar has played senior football during two successful loan spells in the Scottish Premiership with Kilmarnock and made his Liverpool debut in the FA Cup last season.
Liam is the son of Alan Millar, who was on Charlton’s books as a youngster, and is thrilled to be following in his father’s footsteps.
He said: "It feels great to be a Charlton player and I'm excited to get going. Charlton is a big club and you can see that just by walking around the stadium, so I'm very excited to be here. I spoke to the manager on the phone, he had very clear goals, stuff that I think I can come here and help with."
Millar becomes the second signing of the transfer window, following the arrival of striker Ronnie Schwartz on Monday.
Charlton Athletic owner Thomas Sandgaard said: “It was important for us to move quickly at the start of this transfer window and I am pleased that it has been a busy 24 hours.
“We wanted to add more pace to our squad and in Liam, we have a talented young player, who is well thought of at Liverpool and has real pace.
“He has international experience, which is impressive at his age, so I’m very pleased we’ve been able to add him to our squad.”
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