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Liam Millar joins Kilmarnock on loan from Liverpool

20:12 GMT+3 31/01/2019
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The Canadian international will move to the Scottish side for the rest of the season

Liverpool youngster Liam Millar has joined Kilmarnock on loan for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old forward signed a new long-term contract with the Reds on Thursday before travelling to Scotland to finalise his switch.

Already a full international with Canada, Millar will now provide an extra option for Steve Clarke’s side, who have been a surprise package in this season’s Scottish Premier League.

Killie currently sit third in the table, level on points with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and just six behind leaders Celtic.

Millar, who originally joined the Fulham academy at age 13, has been a regular for Liverpool’s under-23 side this season, and has also played a big part in the under-19s’ UEFA Youth League campaign.

Canada-born, he arrived on Merseyside in the summer of 2016 and has impressed Academy staff with his pace, direct style and eye for goal. He made his senior international debut for Canada in March 2018, and was the Academy’s leading goalscorer last season with a total of 19 goals.

He's made four total appearances for his country since making his debut in March 2018 after previously playing for the Canada under-20 and under-23 teams.

Liverpool remain top of the Premier League following Wednsday's 1-1 draw with Leicester, a result that saw the Reds open up a five-point lead over Manchester City, who fell to Newcastle on Tuesday.

Jurgen Klopp's side now look ahead to a visit to London Stadium on Monday as the Reds take on West Ham in their next Premier League match.