Football world pays respect to Liam Miller

Jonathan Hernandez
February 11, 2018

"Terribly sad to hear the news of Liam Miller passing away".

At club level he started his career with Celtic before securing a move to Manchester United in 2004 where he made nine appearances under Alex Ferguson while also appearing on loan for Leeds and then moving permanently to Sunderland.

Manchester United wrote in their tweet: "Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former midfielder Liam Miller".

"I am very sad to hear that Liam has died", the former-Manchester United manager said.

Celtic said they were "deeply saddened", adding that their "thoughts are with his family and friends".

He played for Celtic and Manchester United in the Premier League, had stints with Leeds United and Sunderland, as well as time with Queens Park Rangers and Hibernian. Miller leaves behind a wife and three children.

Kevin Doyle, who also played with Miller for the Republic of Ireland, described him as "a gentleman". We extend our condolences to our friends in the FA of Ireland and to Liam's family and friends. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time".

Miller's former clubs Celtic and Melbourne City both confirmed tributes to the Corkman this weekend, with a minute's silence and black armbands planned. Taken far too soon. 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.

James Forrest, who scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win for the home team, admitted the news had stunned the Celtic players and expressed hope the result had been a fitting tribute to the former player.

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

"The sympathies and thoughts of the Cork sporting community are with his family in Ovens and all the football community who have such positive memories of such an outstanding athlete". He was a quiet, unassuming young man and was popular with everyone at Carrington.

"I was aware of him as a young player with talent here".

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