Liverpool have announced that they will host a Legend’s game at the Aviva Stadium in April, with all proceeds going towards the Sean Cox rehabilitation fund.
A squad of former Liverpool stars will line up against an Ireland XI team on April 12th.
Sean’s wife, Martina Cox, said: “Sean has been supporting Liverpool all of his life and to have this match in Dublin in his name will be a special day. It’s going to be a very long and slow process for Sean’s recovery and I’d like to thank the overwhelming support Liverpool fans have shown.
A squad of former Reds will line up against an Ireland XI team, with proceeds raised from the match donated to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.https://t.co/qxk1gGcmnQ
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“I’d also like to thank the club, players and those former players who will be playing in the match for their continued support. We are also working with LFC on a number of other initiatives that will help to support Sean’s care in the years ahead.”
Cox suffered serious injuries when he was attacked prior to Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Roma last April.
He is currently rehabilitating at the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire but remains unable to speak or walk.
Earlier this season, during the Reds’ Premier League fixture against Cardiff City, the club and fans staged a bucket collection at Anfield which was match-funded by LFC Foundation, the club’s official charity, taking the overall total to £59k. The club and first-team players are also supporting the appeal privately.
Peter Moore, chief executive officer at LFC, said: “We’re all behind Sean and his family. We hope this unique legends game in Ireland’s capital will be a huge success and help generate vital funds to support Sean’s rehabilitation. The solidarity shown from supporters throughout the world for Sean is incredible.”
Stephen Felle, chairman of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust, added: “As well as being a fantastic event in honour of Sean Cox, it will be a special opportunity for Irish Liverpool fans, and Irish sports fans generally, to see a myriad of legends play in the Aviva Stadium. To coincide with the visit of LFC to Dublin, we are also planning a gala dinner in aid of the SupportSean campaign in Dublin on the evening prior to the match.”
Full details of the game, including the squads and ticket sales, along with the gala dinner, will be announced in due course.