Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill sends support to Liam Miller

Liam Miller in action with Cork City FC in 2015. Pic Fergal Phillips

Liam Miller in action with Cork City FC in 2015. Pic Fergal Phillips

There has been an outpouring of support following the devastating news, with a number of Miller's friends and former teammates, including Ian Harte, John Hartson and Darren O'Dea, offered their support to the talented midfielder during his cancer battle.

Charlie Adam, who locked horns with Miller when he played for Celtic's rival club Rangers, tweeted: "Thoughts are with Liam Miller and his family at this tough time".

Believed to be back home in Cork receiving treatment, former Hibs player Tam McManus tweeted that Miller: "was in the US for treatment this month and flies back tomorrow to start chemo here".

"I heard about it just recently but didn't know how bad it was". We're unsure of all the details, but our thoughts go to his family.

Miller also played more than 20 times for the Republic of Ireland and was a firm favourite under ex-manager Giovanni Trapattoni.

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

"We're thinking about him and we hope he can pull through".

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Miller moved to Australia in 2011 to join Perth Glory, but is now contracted to semi-professional American club Wilmington Hammerheads FC.

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

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

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

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Ireland's World Cup play-off second-leg clash with Denmark, the former Bhoys boss said: "I gave Liam his debut at Celtic".

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

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