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Liverpool fan Sean Cox to make first return to Anfield for Man City clash since being assaulted

Liverpool fan Sean Cox to return to Anfield for Manchester City clash for first time since being brutally assaulted by Roma fan in 2018 leaving him with life-changing injuries

  • Liverpool host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon 
  • It will be first time Sean Cox has returned to Anfield since the assault last April
  • The Reds currently sit six points ahead of title rivals City in the Premier League 

Sean Cox will return to Anfield for the first time this Sunday when Liverpool take on Manchester City in a crunch clash at the top of the Premier League.

Cox, from Dunboyne in County Meath, was assaulted by a Roma supporter outside Anfield back in April 2018 before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final tie.

The 53-year-old father of three was the victim of an unprovoked attack as he made his way to Liverpool’s ground for the European clash, which left him with life-changing injuries.

Sean Cox will return to Anfield for the first time this Sunday since the brutal assault last April

But after nearly 18 months of treatment back in Ireland after sustaining a serious brain injury, Cox is currently continuing his recovery at a rehabilitation centre in Sheffield. 

Roma supporter Simone Mastrelli was in February jailed for three-and-a-half years for the attack. 

Cox’s return ties in with perhaps Liverpool’s biggest game of the season when they take on Pep Guardiola’s men on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool host Manchester City in a mouth-watering clash in the Premier League on Sunday

Liverpool host Manchester City in a mouth-watering clash in the Premier League on Sunday

The Reds, who are searching for their first ever Premier League title, currently sit six points ahead of the reigning champions after 11 matches.

Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League, winning 10 and drawing just once, which came against fierce rivals Manchester United last month. 

The news regarding Cox’s return comes as comedian John Bishop gets ready to host a star-studded comedy show on January 10, in a bid to raise funds for the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust. 

Liverpool currently sit six points ahead of Pep Guardiola's side in the Premier League

Liverpool currently sit six points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League

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