Luke Littler's 22-year-old girlfriend makes positive prediction after Michael van Gerwen defeat - 'For sure'

Luke Littler's 22-year-old girlfriend makes positive prediction after Michael van Gerwen defeat - 'For sure'

WATCH NOW: Luke Littler dealt snub by fellow darts star

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 24/02/2024

- 12:42

Updated: 05/03/2024

- 17:06

The teenager is yet to win a round of Premier League fixtures but has still impressed in the competition nonetheless

Luke Littler's girlfriend, Eloise Milburn, believes the darts star is destined to win a round of Premier League action soon following his defeat to Michael van Gerwen on Thursday night.

The 17-year-old put in a strong performance in Newcastle but it wasn't enough, with Van Gerwen winning their match 6-5 after Littler had beaten Peter Wright earlier in the day.

The Dutchman would go on to win a third round from four by beating Nathan Aspinall in the final in Newcastle.

Littler was clearly frustrated as he saw his hopes of triumphing go up in smoke, with Van Gerwen using all of his nous and experience to reign supreme.

Luke Littler Michael van Gerwen

Luke Littler was unable to beat Michael van Gerwen in their Premier League showdown on Thursday night


Yet his girlfriend, Eloise, has backed the darts star to end his duck ahead of round five in Exeter next week.

"Another semi final run tonight in Newcastle!" she wrote on Instagram.

"Proud of you, that wins coming soon for sure!"

Eloise has been supportive of Littler amid his Premier League journey, regularly taking to social media to send heartwarming messages.

And while the darts star hasn't yet won a round, he's still shown why he's considered the sport's brightest talent with some sublime displays at the oche.

Van Gerwen will take some beating, however.

The 34-year-old already has 15 points to his name, with the veteran winning nine matches over the four weeks so far.

Michael Smith is in second on seven points, along with Littler, while Rob Cross is within touching distance on six.

Luke Humphries has five points, the same amount of Gerwyn Price, with Aspinall on three and Peter Wright yet to get off the mark.

Littler said on Instagram that he was 'disappointed' after crashing to defeat against Van Gerwen, though did hail his darts rival.

"Great night in Newcastle. Obviously disappointed to not make the final," he said.

"Well done @mvg180 on a hatrick of winn (sic). "Alls I can do is enjoy it and look who I’m playing week in week out at 17 - the worlds best players."

Van Gerwen was asked if Littler was his new 'arch-rival' after beating the teenager on his way to more Premier League points.

The Dutchman savagely responded to the question by saying: "Not really, I keep beating him!"

Yet Van Gerwen did lavish praise on Littler while also saying there's too much pressure on the 17-year-old.


Luke Littler

Luke Littler's 22-year-old girlfriend Eloise Milburn is backing the darts star to win a round of Premier League fixtures soon


"No, he's a phenomenal player, I know that. He has such a lot of talent and he has got a great career in front of him," he said.

"But like I always say, get the pressure off him, don't ask him too many stupid questions.

"Let him just enjoy what he does and it will make him a better player in the long run."

As for his own form, Van Gerwen is happy with his performances and believes there's plenty more to come in the coming weeks.

"I think I have a different mindset now," he confessed.

Michael van Gerwen

Luke Littler was praised by Michael van Gerwen after losing in Thursday night's Premier League showdown


“I'm going to look week-by-week, don't put myself in the same position last year.

"Last year was another week, I wasn't really there mentally and I've changed that this year.

"When you play the best players you have to play the best game, you have to perform and have to win.

"Of course over so many weeks you're going to have bad days, you're going to have good days, but overall you need to make sure you keep your momentum going and that's what I'm doing at the moment.”

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