Liverpool fan Sean Cox, who suffered life-changing injuries in unprovoked attack outside Anfield back in 2018, congratulates Jurgen Klopp and his players on their Premier League title
- Liverpool fan Sean Cox sent his congratulations to Jurgen Klopp and his players
- The Irishman suffered life-changing injuries outside Anfield two years ago
- Cox was subject to an unprovoked attack by Roma fans which left him in a coma
- He is now home in Dunboyne with his family and delighted at their title victory
- Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore also paid tribute to Cox on Thursday night
Liverpool fan Sean Cox has congratulated Jurgen Klopp’s team on winning their first league title in 30 years.
The Irishman suffered life-changing injuries outside Anfield two years ago when he travelled to Merseyside with his brother for the Reds’ Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma in 2018.
Cox, a father-of-three, was subject to an unprovoked attack by away supporters which left him in a coma with serious brain injuries.
Liverpool fan Sean Cox has congratulated Jurgen Klopp’s team on winning the Premier League
(L-R) Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk were crowned champions on Thursday
Cox has returned home to Dunboyne in Ireland for the first time since 2018 back in March
He underwent extensive rehabilitation at the Walton Centre in Liverpool before he was transferred to a Dublin hospital and was finally able to return to his home in Dunboyne in March 2020.
Liverpool were finally crowned Premier League champions on Thursday night after Manchester City’s defeat by Chelsea handed them the title.
It capped a sensational campaign for Klopp’s team, who have lost just one of their 31 league matches so far. Cox, like every Liverpool fan, was elated and his family congratulated the team on his behalf.
They told Off The Ball: ‘Sean couldn’t be happier for Liverpool being crowned champions and sends his love and congratulations to Jurgen Klopp and the entire club.
‘The Cox family are so delighted that Sean got the opportunity to go to Anfield on a couple of occasions earlier this season and meet many of his LFC sporting heroes.
‘Liverpool FC is a huge part of Sean’s life and he hopes to be back in Anfield before long.’
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore mentioned Cox when celebrating their title victory
Moore later tweeted a picture of Cox, insisting he was thinking of him while celebrating
Liverpool’s players displayed a banner of support for Cox after winning the second leg in Rome
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore gave Cox a special mention after the Reds were crowned champions on Thursday night.
He tweeted: ‘Number 19 is finally here. It’s for our millions of fans, near and far…we miss you. It’s for the Reds that fell to the virus. It’s for my dad, who first took me to Anfield in 1959. It’s for Sean Cox, smiling in Ireland right now. And it’s for the 96, who will never be forgotten.
‘One man in Ireland is loving every moment of this…thinking of you this evening Sean. You’ll Never, Ever, Walk Alone’.
Italian Simone Mastrelli was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for the incident involving Cox in February 2019 after pleading guilty to assault.
There have been several fundraising efforts for Sean since the attack and he was also a special guest at Liverpool’s home fixture against Manchester City in November where he met Klopp and the players after their 3-1 win.
A legends match was staged at Ireland’s Aviva Stadium in April last year with £690,000 (€748,000) raised for the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.
John Bishop also staged ‘An Evening of Comedy’ at Dublin’s 3 Arena in January with Michael McIntyre, Dara O’Brien and Jason Byrne all taking part.