Liam Millar on inverted winger role for Charlton – and a pace race with Bayern star Alphonso Davies

Liam Millar feels he is getting joy out of playing as an inverted winger for Charlton Athletic.

The Liverpool winger is on loan with the Addicks and has played down the left despite being right-footed.

Millar provided the assist for Chuks Aneke’s goal in last Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Gillingham.

Asked about his positioning since arriving in SE7, he said: “It’s just to get closer to the goal and affect the game as much as I can. I can go outside more and put some better balls in on my left foot. But at the moment I’m doing so well going inside all the time. I can switch it up – but I think I should keep doing it because I’m doing well at it.

“I can drive in towards the goal and link up with Chuks, Jayden [Stockley or Ronnie [Schwartz].

“It’s about being more direct. I can play on the right but I feel when I’m there I’m going out wide more and down the line. I feel I’m more effective on the left.”

Millar is an international team-mate of Bayern Munich superstar Alphonso Davies.

Asked who is quicker, he replied: “We’ve never raced. Every time we’ve tried to race the coach has tried to stop us.

“I don’t know if they don’t want one to embarrass the other. Or me to embarrass him, most likely. Who knows? Jonathan David is up there too for quickness. He might not look like he’s quick but us three in a foot race would be something to watch, for sure.”

Millar has scored once for Charlton – in a 1-0 victory at Milton Keynes.

He was also credited with the winner at Bristol Rovers, only for Jake Forster-Caskey to claim it as his corner went straight in.

The Addicks midfielder said afterwards that Millar confirmed he had not got a touch.

“That’s that Canadian in me – being very honest and nice,” said the Reds youngster. “I always believe if you do the right things then better things will come for you.

“Technically on transfermarkt [website] I do have two goals [for Charlton]. Jake said he scores it, I said I score it – who knows!”

See tomorrow’s South London Press for an exclusive interview with Liam Millar.


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