Liam Millar has returned to Liverpool after a six-month stint with Kilmarnock.

The Reds forward was promising during his first stint on loan at Killie last year. Whilst he only netted once, appearances from the bench showed the Canadian international had potential to be a good player at SPFL level at least.

Millar is back at Liverpool following a Kilmarnock spell. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Since returning to Rugby Park in the summer though, the Liverpool man hasn’t quite hit the same form. It’s led to his parent club recalling him with immediate effect.

A Kilmarnock statement reads: “We can confirm that Liam Millar’s loan spell with Kilmarnock has ended, with Liverpool recalling the forward back to Merseyside with immediate effect.

“Liam first joined the club in January 2019, and played his part in securing our highest league finish in 50 years: scoring a memorable late strike against St. Mirren in March.

Killie have issued a statement. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Liam for his contributions to Kilmarnock, and wish him every success in his future career.”

Regular starts but struggles in front of goal

There’s been plenty of opportunities for Millar at Kilmarnock this season. He’s featured in 20 of Killie’s 21 league games, but as his loan club have struggled for goals, so has Millar.

The Rugby Park club have the joint-second worst goals scored in the Premiership. Millar himself only has goal and hasn’t been able to contribute any assists.

Millar hasn’t been able to create much end product. (Photo by Angel Marchini/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Whilst the regular starts and appearances will be good for experience, he’s struggled along with the rest of his adopted teammates in front of goal. Millar’s overall Premiership record for Kilmarnock stands at 33 games played with two goals and one assist.

His effort was never in question though so he’ll go with the best wishes of the Rugby Park faithful.

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