21-year-old Liverpool talent scores in record-equalling 6-0 away win for loan club

Sam Preston April 21, 2021
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Liverpool talent Liam Millar enjoyed an excellent game on the road for his loan club Charlton Athletic last night.

The Addicks won 6-0 away from home against Plymouth Argyle to climb into sixth place – the final play-off spot in League 1.

21-year-old Millar scored Charlton’s fifth goal on 56 minutes which was a deserved reward for a strong individual display.

That goal was one of three shots – no Charlton player had more – he took on the night, and one of two which were on target.

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His passing was assured, offering a 91.3 per cent success rate having been deployed on the left of a front three.

Two key passes laid on chances for teammates and nobody in a red shirt created more.

He chipped in with a tackle and a dribble too during a very comfortable win.

The result actually equalled Charlton’s highest ever away league victory.

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As European football was seemingly eating itself last night, with Liverpool withdrawing from the Super League, it is easy to forget that matters were continuing on the pitch elsewhere.

Millar could yet play a key role in getting Charlton back into the Championship at the first attempt.

More performances like this and nobody will fancy facing them in the play-offs.

It remains to be seen whether Millar’s future lies at Anfield long-term, but he’s certainly impressing out on loan.

Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.