It was a milestone moment for Canadian national teamer Liam Millar, as the 20-year-old forward made his first-ever start for Liverpool in a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury in FA Cup play on Tuesday.
Millar joined two other first-time starters in a youthful Liverpool XI, alongside fellow debutants Adam Lewis and Jake Cain. The runaway Premier League leaders did not field any first team players for this Fourth Round Replay, with the senior squad on winter break. Millar didn't find the scoresheet, but his side did wind up on the victorious side of the scoreline thanks to a 75th-minute own goal off Ro-Shaun Williams.
Millar, a Toronto native, has been plying his trade overseas since moving to join Fulham's academy at the age of 13. Millar had been on loan with Scottish side Kilmarnock FC for nearly all of 2019, where he netted two goals in 33 appearances, but was recalled by Liverpool in January. Liverpool have owned Millar's rights since he moved on a free transfer from Fulham in 2016. He has eight career senior caps for the Canadian national team and was a member of the country's 2019 Gold Cup squad.