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Former Celtic player Liam Miller reveals cancer battle

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Friends rally around Liam Miller as footballer faces cancer battle

Fellow Irish worldwide Noel Hunt added: "Such sad news about my old Room mate Liam Miller, Pray to God he pulls through this battle with cancer, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family".

Manchester United are among the clubs and football figures extending well wishes to Liam Miller following reports the former Republic of Ireland midfielder is battling cancer.

"Was in the US for treatment this month and flies back tomorrow to start chemo here".

"I gave him his debut and he played wonderfully well in a Champions League game one evening, he was absolutely outstanding", O'Neill told reporters at today's press conference.

"I heard recently but I didn't know how bad it was", he said.

Miller retired from playing a year ago and had returned to Ireland with his wife and three children to complete his UEFA coaching qualifications.

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'.

Miller then went on to play for Leeds United, Sunderland, Q.P.R., Hibernians, Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.

Many of his former clubs and colleagues have publicly expressed their support for Miller through social media.

For Ireland, Miller earned 21 senior caps under Brian Kerr, Steve Staunton and Giovanni Trappatoni.

"That's from the whole team and everyone".

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