In news that’ll delight Kilmarnock fans everywhere, one of their former loan stars has taken to the pitch for one of the biggest clubs in the world. Ex-Kilmarnock loanee Liam Millar has featured for the Reds during a pre-season friendly.
Young forward Paul Glatzel recently picked up an injury and Millar replaced him in the squad that took on Bradford City.
The six-cap Canada international will be hoping he impressed Anfield manager Jurgen Klopp.
Killie fans will no doubt be ecstatic for him.
Kilmarnock fans would love a Millar return
He featured in the second half for Klopp’s men, making some decent runs and showing flashes of pace. Liverpool went on to win 3-1 against the Bantams.
It’s a great achievement for Millar, but it’s unlikely he’ll see any competitive minutes for the Reds this year. He simply isn’t of high enough quality yet to make that step, but the potential is there.
Kilmarnock was a great opportunity for him and both parties would probably be interested in a reunion. Angelo Alessio’s men need a bit of pace up top and Millar needs to add to his senior CV.
The Canadian international would be entering familiar surroundings at Rugby Park. He was mainly used from the bench by former Killie boss Steve Clarke, but during the latter stages of the campaign, he really showed what he was made of.
Pace, trickery and a good direct runner, if given game time, Millar could trouble a lot of Premiership defences. Both the Ayrshire club and its fans would no doubt love to see him back.
Whether it will happen remains to be seen. For now, they’ll just be glad someone they know well is progressing at a European powerhouse.