Celtic, Manchester United lead tributes to former midfielder Liam Miller

Esther Moore
February 11, 2018

Last night the Parkhead club tweeted: "Everyone at #CelticFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller".

Miller, who won 21 caps for Ireland between 2004 and 2009, started his career at Celtic in Scotland before moving to Manchester United.

Former team-mates and clubs have been saddened by Liam's death and paid tribute to the Irishman.

The Championship club wrote: "We are saddened to hear this evening that former #SAFC midfielder Liam Miller has passed away. So very sad. Thoughts and prayers with his friends and family", club captain Michael Carrick said.

His promising form there earned him a transfer to Manchester United, before spells at Leeds, Sunderland, QPR, Hibernian, Cork City and in Australia.

Some of Liam's former teammates were among the others who paid tribute to the midfielder.

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Miller is survived by his wife Clare and three children Kory, Leo and Belle. We extend our condolences to our friends in the FA of Ireland and to Liam's family and friends. A minutes silence will be observed in all CSL games this weekend in Liam's memory.

The shock reverberated around the footballing community as Miller's former teammates and clubs expressed their sadness at the loss of a great friend.

"Condolences to Liam's lovely wish and his family".

Former Sunderland team mate Kevin Kilbane wrote on 'Sad hearing the bad news that Liam Miller has passed away this evening, taken far too soon by a terrible disease. We have the masseurs and Kendo [first-team coach John Kennedy] that know him as well and you don't hear anything but good things about him.

Chris Sutton, who also played with Miller at Celtic, tweeted: "Terribly sad news about Liam Miller".

Cambridge United's Irish manager Shaun Derry described Miller as "a gifted footballer and a true gentleman" while the former United and Ireland defender Paul McGrath said he was "taken way too soon". But contrary to what some people might think, I have not got a problem playing him. He also played two matches for Melbourne City in 2014.

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