Ex-Celtic and Cork City player Liam Miller battling cancer

Miller who also played for Leeds attracted tributes from former team-mates on social media

Miller who also played for Leeds attracted tributes from former team-mates on social media

Former A-League import Liam Miller has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer. We're unsure of all the details, but our thoughts go to his family.

His career has since taken him to Sunderland, QPR and Hibernian, and as far as Australia, the Republic of Ireland and the United States, where he now plays for Wilmington Hammerheads.

Manchester United and Celtic offered their thoughts to the player and his family, while the likes of Ian Harte, Darren O'Dea and Chris Sutton also expressed their concern and passed on their support. "We are all thinking of him and his family and hope he can pull through and be strong".

He's reportedly receiving treatment in the USA.

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Friends and ex-team-mates of Liam Miller have revealed the former Celtic midfielder is battling cancer. "Hope he can get through this hard time of his life".

Jacob Burns, the former Leeds and Australia midfielder who is now head of football at Perth Glory, tweeted: "In shock!"

The midfielder, who played 21 times for Ireland, also had spells at Hibernian, Leeds, Sunderland, QPR, Melbourne, Cork and was a key member of the Brisbane team that won the Australian A-League title for the third time in four years in 2014. All thoughts go out to him and his family.

Fellow former United player Danny Higginbotham said: "If true very sad news about one of my former teammates Liam Miller".

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He also has 21 senior worldwide caps, and one goal, for the Republic of Ireland.

While Stoke playmaker Charlie Adam added: "Thoughts are with Liam Miller and his family at this tough time.#staystrong".

This story originally appeared in the Evening Echo.

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