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Liverpool celebrate Champions League semi-final win with flag paying tribute to injured Irish fan

“It’s 100% a final for Sean Cox,” said Jurgen Klopp.

AS Roma v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League - Semi Final - Second Leg - Stadio Olimpico Source: Steven Paston

LIVERPOOL PLAYERS LAST night celebrated their qualification for the Champions League final with a flag paying tribute to injured Irish fan Sean Cox.

53-year-old Irish Liverpool supporter Seán Cox, who planned to attend the first leg on last Tuesday, remains in a critical condition after he was attacked outside the Anfield football ground. He is currently in an induced coma.

Two Italian men have been charged in relation to the incident.

The club has been supportive of Cox, hanging his local Dunboyne GAA jersey in its dressing room and captain Jordan Henderson sending a moving letter to the club.

Following last night’s 4-2 loss to Roma, which sent the Reds through to the final with a 7-6 aggregate win, Henderson retrieved the flag from the crowd.

It bore the name Sean Cox, with the club’s motto You’ll Never Walk Alone in Irish, English and Latin.

After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp dedicated the win to Cox, saying:

“It’s 100% a final for Sean Cox.

“We said before the game we thought about it, now we’re here, all our prayers and wishes are with him.”

Liverpool will meet Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on 26 May.

Sean’s GAA club Dunboyne GAA last night released a statement on behalf of the family, saying:

The past week has been a very difficult one for Sean, his family, his large circle of friends and his colleagues at St. Peter’s GAA Club, as Sean remains in a critical condition.

As a Club, and on behalf of Sean’s family, we would like to express our appreciation for the huge number of messages and gestures of support from across our local community and beyond. The level of support from so many is overwhelming and I know this provides some comfort to Sean’s family at this time.

We would like to acknowledge the heartfelt support received from Liverpool and Roma Football Clubs. We have been touched by their solidarity and its sincerity over the past week and it has meant a great deal to both St Peters and Sean’s family.

Sean, a hugely popular and respected individual, is a driving force in St Peters and it is hard to fully convey the positive impact that he has in our club.

We would ask that you keep Sean, Martina, and Sean’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Finally, we would also appreciate that space and privacy be afforded to Sean and his family as they focus their efforts on Sean’s recovery.

Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings.

 

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