Ex-Manchester United midfielder, Miller is dead

Glen Mclaughlin
February 12, 2018

That squad had a reunion in Dublin on Friday night, at the behest of the Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland, but Miller was unwell enough to attend.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill gave Miller his debut during his time as Celtic manager. "So sad. Thoughts with his family".

It was reported in November that Miller was suffering with cancer, with his former clubs rallying around him and his family. He made his move to Manchester United and had a good career at various clubs.

He said: "Getting on to the pitch was definitely one of the proudest moments of my life, I've always dreamed about it and it came true".

"It was so sad. His immediate family as well and friends - they'll be feeling it more so than anyone today and it's just terrible, it's just bad when you get that text and you hear the news", he added.

"I genuinely look back and think, "I played for Celtic", my boyhood club", he said. "What a player, gone far too soon!" I didn't know him but like the rest of the country I felt I did.

Having traveled the world playing football and impressed almost everywhere he went, clubs and players have been quick to pay their respects to Miller.

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Beckham tweeted: "Our thoughts are with Liam's family".

He later moved to Manchester United where he made 22 appearances in two seasons before going onto play for Leeds, Sunderland, QPR and Hibernian. "He was an excellent footballer and a fantastic man".

The wider world of football and sport paid tribute including Fifa, Rangers and Munster Rugby.

A number of team-mates, fans and clubs took to social media to express their sorrow.

Celtic, where Miller spent four years, will wear black armbands in his memory during their William Hill Scottish Cup match against Partick Thistle on Saturday.

The US club said: "We were heartbroken to hear of Liam's passing". Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.

Since 2016, Liam had lived in the United States with his wife and children, where he played with Wilmington Hammerheads, before moving on to a coaching role with Real Monarchs. Thoughts are with all his family and friends at this horrendous time.

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