Liam Millar believes that regular minutes at Kilmarnock are of more benefit to him than staying at Liverpool this season.
The Reds man is on his second loan stint at Rugby Park. So far this term he has featured in 16 games after appearing in pre-season with Jurgen Klopp’s first-team.
Despite this experience, he reckons that his Ayrshire stint will go a long way in terms of him gaining experience.
He told the Daily Record (page 55, 07/12/19): “I’d rather be here and getting game time and playing every week. If I was at Liverpool I’d be with the Under 23s the whole time. I might have played in a few cup games. That’s something I look at.
“It would be worth playing three games for Liverpool but for me it’s consistently playing. I’d rather play every week here than one or two games in six months at Liverpool.
“The person who deals with players on loan from Liverpool came up to watch me when we played Hearts away. He said I was good, he said I was defensively decent and going forward I was all right. He likes that I am playing a lot, that’s the most important thing. Everyone at Liverpool is just happy I’m getting game time.”
Millar has to add end product
It’ll be great for Millar’s development to be featuring on a regular basis. Whilst he is getting minutes most weeks, the Liverpool loanee will have a few targets in his mind going forward.
He has just one goal so far this term. As a forward he’ll be eager for more than this and that will surely be something he strives for in the coming months.
Millar’s also made just two 90 minutes appearances. Starting ten games in decent but he’ll be wanting to finish more games that he is doing currently.
This period is crucial for Millar’s development and playing senior football at a high level will benefit the Reds man future career ambitions.