Date: 10th February 2018 at 10:05am
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Former team-mates and ex-Celtic players were united in grief at the overnight news that Liam Miller had lost his battle with cancer.

At the age of 36 he was settling into a new life in the USA and taking his first steps into coaching with his wife and three kids.

Miller returned to Cork in November with little heard about his illness from a player who rarely spoke out, preferring the quiet life to the celebrity status of others.

While he made an impact at Leeds United, Sunderland and Hibs the best days of his career were spent at Celtic when he managed to break into the ‘Seville team’.

Neil Lennon, Paul Lambert and Stan Petrov formed the backbone of that side but from pre-season Miller got into the team, scored against Arsenal and away to Kaunus in a Champions League qualifier and complimented Chris Sutton and Henrik Larsson brilliantly.

Celtic’s wins over Anderlecht and Lyon were among the best Champions League nights that the fans have witnessed with Miller scoring in both games.

No one turns down Manchester United, Miller signed a life changing contract to go to Old Trafford and while that move never quite worked out he did wear the green shirt of Ireland on 21 occasions.

He lived a quiet life but as the reactions above show he made quite an impact as a team-mate and as a friend to many.