By Scott Taylor

Liam Millar has become the first Canadian to sign a professional contract with Liverpool, on the day the striker celebrates his 17th birthday. Millar joined the Reds in the Summer after moving from Championship side Fulham, and has started life at the Kirkby Academy in fine form. The forward has made four appearances for the U18s this season, scoring three goals, those coming on debut as his hat-trick helped Neil Critchleyโ€™s side thrashed Blackburn 4-0 on the opening day.

STRIKE FORCE: Millar after signing his contract [Photo by @Alan_B_Millar – Twitter]
Millar has missed the last two U18s after the striker was away with Canada U20s, after working his way through the youth teams for his national side.

The striker was congratulated by first-team manager Jurgen Klopp upon signing his contract, with the former Borussia Dortmund and Mainz manager keen on the youth setup.

At least 15 players have made their debuts for Liverpool in recent seasons, and Millar may be the next on a long line of youngsters to breakthrough the Academy if he continues his recent form.

Liverpool U18s return to Premier League action on Saturday 1st October when they travel to second-placed Newcastle, who have lost just once this season.