Liverpool turned down an offer from Basel for striker Liam Millar
Canadian Liam Millar is expected to leave the Reds this summer, and the Swiss side is the surprise frontline for the 21-year-old’s landing.
Blackpool, Odense and New York Red Bull are also passionate about the pacy forward, who can play as a winger or center, and who made 27 appearances on loan at Charlton in League One last season. Liverpool turned down Basel’s official bid for Liam Millar on Friday but expects a second bid next week. The Reds are looking for a fee of well over £ 1 million for a player who transferred from Fulham to the club in 2016. Liam Millar still has two years to contract but is keen to move on to play regular football. He played once for Liverpool’s first team, starting a fourth-round FA Cup win over Shrewsbury at Anfield in February 2020, and earning two separate periods from Kilmarnock in Scotland before moving to Charlton in January. He has been cordoned off 11 times by Canada, where he is part of a new generation of young talent, including Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies and Lille’s Jonathan David.
Liverpool is open to suggestions
Earlier this week, Liverpool is open to proposals for young full-back Neco Williams, who is being sought by Leeds, Burnley and Southampton, among others. Welsh’s colleague Harry Wilson is also up for sale, and the Reds have been approached by Portuguese giants Benfica about a possible deal, although the parties differ somewhat in terms of valuing the 23-year-old. Nat Phillips would have been allowed to leave if a £ 12m offer was received and Burnley and Brighton made requests, while midfielder Marco Grujic is also likely to move on like goalkeeper Loris Karius. Takumi Minamino, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi all face an uncertain future, though it’s unlikely all three will be rescheduled this summer. Decisions must also be made for the likes of Kamil Grabara, Taiwo Awoniyi, Sheyi Ojo and Ben Woodburn.