Sean Cox is currently in a critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre after suffering an unprovoked attack before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final first leg victory at Anfield on Tuesday evening.
Cox, who hails from Co. Meath and is a member of St Peter’s Dunboyne GAA club was attacked by two men before the match on Tuesday evening and suffered injuries which have currently left him in hospital.
Liverpool players Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have already released statements expressing their solidarity with Cox and his family.
Two suspects have been formally charged with the assault on Cox. Filippo Lombardi, 20, has been charged with violent disorder and wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm, Merseyside Police said in a statement. Daniele Sciusco, 29, was also charged with violent disorder. The two men will appear in court later on Thursday.
Former Ireland and Everton player, Kevin Kilbane, was speaking on Off The Ball last night and he revealed that Liverpool are looking to get their hands on a St Peter’s Dunboyne GAA jersey so that they can hang it up in Liverpool’s dressing room.
A jersey was sourced and Kilbane said he would pass it on to the club.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Cox’s medical costs in which €38,350 has already been raised at the time of writing.