Thorough Reds happy to let young Morgan develop with Millers

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ROTHERHAM United had various aspects of the club checked out by Liverpool before the Merseyside club agreed to promising young striker Adam Morgan joining the Millers.

The Reds checked out the stadium, the playing surface, the attendances, the size of the away following and the league position before allowing Morgan to move.

“All these things, not least the stadium and our support, played a part in Liverpool allowing him to come here,” said Millers boss Steve Evans.

“I’ve kept on at Brendan Rodgers for a while and they did have concerns about the level we are playing at, League Two, not how we play, and I’m just delighted that we have been able to get him.

“If they weren’t happy with everything then he wouldn’t be here. And there is flexibility in the deal that if he isn’t happy or we aren’t happy then he can return.

“Liverpool protect all their players and particularly those with special talent. If it ends at any stage then it will only be because he is going back to Liverpool and not because he is going out to another club.

“The lad was keen to come and I’ve tried hard on this one - I first inquired in August.

“I’ve seen him five or six times personally; he’s quick, strong, works hard and he scores goals and he’s got a desire to progress in the game.”

Morgan trained on Thursday at Liverpool and then finalised his youth loan afterwards.

The 18-year-old goes straight into Rotherham’s squad for today’s FA Cup tie at Aldershot.

n The Millers league clash at Bristol Rovers, which was called off last month because of a waterlogged pitch, has been rearranged for Tuesday, February 19.