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ROKER ROUNDUP: Liverpool forward linked with Sunderland move may still leave, says U23s coach

Whilst Stewart Donald seemed sure that Canadian forward Liam Millar would join Sunderland, the move never materialised. Despite this, Liverpool’s U23s coach has admitted that he may still leave Anfield in the coming weeks.

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Millar may still leave

Sunderland were strongly linked with Liverpool’s young Canadian forward Liam Millar this summer, with the 18-year-old expected to join the club at one point.

That move didn’t materialise but he may still move before the end of August according to Liverpool’s under-23 coach Neil Critchley:

I believe Liam had some interest but it’s nothing new.

Quite a lot of the players had interest from other clubs over the summer and you’d expect them to. I think a couple of clubs were keen on Liam but until it’s concrete and someone makes a serious offer there’s no decision to take.

Liam is still here. Maybe that will change between now and August 31 but it would have to be the right club and the right move for them and us. He wouldn’t want anyone going somewhere where we thought it would be detrimental to their development.


Khazri credits former Sunderland team-mate

Sunderland sold Tunisian playmaker Wahbi Khazri earlier in the window to Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne and the 27-year-old credits the influence of former Sunderland midfielder Yann M’Vila in his decision to join Les Verts.

Speaking to But! Football Club, Khazri says he and the former French international get along very well and had a great time together at Sunderland:

He honestly only told me good things. He wanted me to come at all costs. We get along really well. He’s a great player.

I had such a great time in England with him. He told me so much great stuff about the club, the squad, the staff. He told me that if I came, I wouldn’t regret it.


Brown eyes hope

Former Sunderland defender Wes Brown is hoping this season will be the beginning of a fresh state for Sunderland.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Brown says Sunderland is a great club and is hoping the bad times are finally over:

Hopefully the bad times are over.

It’s been a terrible couple of seasons. They drew at the weekend, they’ve got a lot of young lads coming through who are starting to get into the team.

So hopefully now they can be settled and get off to a really good season. I’m hoping they can bounce straight back up.

It’s a great club with great fans and we’ll just have to see how it goes. But I’m hoping the best for them.

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