Outpouring of support from former teammates as Liam Miller battles pancreatic cancer

Ross Houston
November 13, 2017

The 36-year-old, who had spells at Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland, has received widespread support from some of the famous names he would have played with, both at club and worldwide level.

Miller also represented Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers in England, and also moved back north of the border to play for Hibernian in 2009.

Miller began his career at Celtic where he played under now manager of the Republic of Ireland, Martin O'Neill.

Some incredibly sad news began to emerge last night that former Irish worldwide Liam Miller was gravely ill, fighting cancer.


Two of Miller's former clubs, Celtic and Manchester United, are both offering their help and support.

"Thoughts and prayers are with my old team Mate and friend Liam Miller as he and his handsome family fight through this battle!"

Fellow Corkman David Meyler, who looks set to captain Ireland in tomorrow night's match, also offered his support to Miller, saying: "Obviously, we heard the news although we are unsure of all the details".

In recent seasons, he has been playing with Wilmington Hammerheads in the United States, where he lives with his wife and family.


Another ex-Celtic team-mate, Chris Sutton, tweeted: "All thoughts and prayers go out to my old teammate Liam Miller tonight".

Ex-Celtic defender Darren O'Dea, now with Dundee, said: 'All my thoughts and love with Liam Miller and his family'.

McManus added that Miller starts chemotherapy on Monday.

Ian Harte added: 'Very sad news about one of my old teammates Liam Miller, thinking of him and his family at this very hard time'.


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