The Scot arrived in Chiba in May to succeed Josip Kuze who was sacked after recording no wins in the first 11 games of the season.

Under Miller, the club has been unbeaten in six league and cup games.

A point at high-flying FC Tokyo at the weekend was welcome as was the pre-match song of "You'll never walk alone."

"I thought I was back at Anfield," Miller said. "I was hoping the team in yellow had Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres. But unfortunately, no!

"We started very well. We had an opportunity with the penalty but the goalkeeper had a good save. But after that I think our ball possession was poor. We allowed Tokyo to dictate the game up until halftime.

"I was proud of the players because they have to realize when they come to Tokyo, they have to believe in themselves that when they play the big teams that they're good enough."