Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has paid tribute to former Hoops midfielder Liam Miller, who tragically died at the age of 36.
Miller burst into the Hoops first-team in 2003 under the management of Martin O’Neill, scoring memorable goals in Champions League victories over Lyon and Anderlecht.
The Irish international later moved to Manchester United following a contract issue at Celtic but the move didn’t work out for him, and he later had spells at Sunderland and Hibernian.
Rodgers, speaking after the 3-2 Scottish Cup win over Partick, said that Miller will always be remembered fondly in the East End of Glasgow.
“Liam was so young, just 36. Lot of Irish boys dream of coming across and 
playing for Celtic. He did that and had a fantastic career” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“To lose your life at such an age, and to leave a young family behind, is so sad.
“The club paid a great tribute to him out there and he’ll always be in the memory of everyone here at Celtic.”
The match against Partick was preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of Miller, which was impeccably observed by all in attendance.
The Bhoys laboured to victory in the match against their Glasgow rivals, the highlight of the game undeniably being James Forrest’s hat-trick, which took his goal tally for the season to 16, only one behind top scorer Scott Sinclair.
On the down side Jozo Simunovic struggled badly, and was arguably to blame for both Partick goals.
The Hoops are next in action on Thursday, when they come up against Zenit in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie.
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