There’s so much talk about the Canadian men’s national team players who didn’t move on Transfer Deadline Day. But Liam Millar actually did get a new club.

The 23-year-old has spent the past two years showcasing his talents in the Swiss Super League after his move from Liverpool in July 2021. With an impressive record of 98 appearances and 13 goals, Millar had proven himself to be a valuable asset for FC Basel.

Now, he’ll look to do the same in the English Championship with Preston North End.

“I’m buzzing to be here. It’s been a stressful couple of days but I’m happy to get it over the line and to get ready to go,” Millar said in the club’s press release.

Not only has Millar excelled at the club level since leaving Anfield, but he became a regular fixture in John Herdman’s CanMNT. With 21 caps to his name, including an appearance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Belgium, Millar has demonstrated his abilities on the international stage as well.

“I had a good chat with the gaffer. I like everything that he said to me and everything that comes with the club, so I’m excited to be here and excited to get going,” said Millar.

Prior to his stint in Switzerland, the talented winger had temporary spells away from Liverpool, spending time at Kilmarnock and Charlton Athletic. These experiences allowed Liam to further develop his game and gain valuable playing time. During his time with Basel, Millar competed in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Now, Millar is set to embark on a new chapter in his career at Deepdale. Taking on the No. 23 shirt, he is eager to make his debut for PNE, although he will have to wait until after the international break to do so.

“He’s had a couple of fantastic seasons in Basel playing European and international football, so he comes with great pedigree,” said PNE manager Ryan Lowe.

With his versatility and proven track record, Millar is poised to make a significant impact at his new club. Preston fans can look forward to witnessing his skills and contributions on their pitch in the near future.

“We met with Liam back in March regarding him coming on a loan deal this season and we had a lot of things in place, but then the goalposts changed a little bit,” Lowe said. “Ever since we knew he was available, though, he’s one who’s been high on our radar.

“I watched Liam as a young boy when he was at Liverpool and I’ve kept an eye on him since he moved on.

“He can play anywhere across the top end of the pitch, so we’re really excited to have him because he’s going to be a breath of fresh air for us.”