Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer will be looking to add to his side in this January transfer window as he aims to guide the Addicks back into the Championship.
The men from The Valley had a bit of a lean patch over the festive period but remain in the play-off places and will be looking to kick on, though the League One season is bound to still be trying given the number of games getting postponed.
Bowyer, though, is looking to add to his squad at the moment and confirmed Liam Millar is of interest, as quoted by the South London Press:
“He is someone we have looked at.
“We have lost Alfie Doughty and he is still a little bit off yet. So we have lost that little bit of pace to break on teams.
“When Alfie was playing we had that little bit of a weapon and we no longer have that available.”
Certainly, the young Liverpool man is exactly the sort of attacker Charlton need to be adding.
Whilst they perhaps also need another out and out number 9, in Millar they’d be getting a player that can play through the middle but, more crucially, can provide pace and thrust out wide in the final third.
As Bowyer has referred to, Alfie Doughty is largely the only player that provides those attributes and his injury is yet to be fully cleared up.
Bowyer has often had to rely on his full-backs to add width in a diamond formation and that, naturally, has its limitations as you’re relying on players starting from a very deep base.
Millar, then, provides an option in an area where Charlton are short at best and, with Liverpool obviously boasting world-class players in his position, a loan deal could be best for all involved.