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Tributes paid to former Ireland midfielder Liam Miller

11 February, 2018, 05:18 | Author: Christina Hansen
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UNITED manager Sir Alex Ferguson has sent his deepest sympathies to the family of Liam Miller after the ex-Ireland midfielder passed away on Friday.

"It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Liam Miller, who brought skill and passion to his games, for the Republic of Ireland, Cork City, Celtic, Manchester Utd. and other clubs", said President Higgins.

Miller then joined Sunderland in 2006 where he played for two-and-a-half seasons, helping Mick McCarthy's side earn promotion to the Premier League in his first year on Wearside.

File image of Liam Milelr. We extend our condolences to our friends in the FA of Ireland and to Liam's family and friends.

A statement from Cork Schoolboy League said their thoughts and prayers were with Liam's family. All my prayers go to his family and friends.

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Miller also won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland at global level. The club held a minute's silence before their 3-2 fifth round Scottish Cup victory over Partick Thistle and all home players wore black armbands as a mark of respect.

Miller's first club Celtic also paid tribute, as did a range of former teammates.

"We went to Australia and played against his team [Perth Glory in July 2011] but I didn't know him well".

Miller is survived by his wife Clare and three children Kory, Leo and Belle.

Former Celtic player Stiliyan Petrov wrote on 'I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and old team mate Liam Miller.

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Brian McClair was a striker at Celtic and Manchester United and said: "At Manchester United, Liam Miller was a quiet, unassuming, humble lad who loved playing and training - always striving to give his all everyday".

Miller, who retired only seven months ago, died after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. Thoughts are with his young family.

Kevin Kilbane tweeted that he was "taken far too soon", and added that he was "proud to have shared a dressing room with him".

His former team-mate at Cork City, Alan Bennett, also posted an emotional message. We all heard the news this morning.

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