Liverpool fan Sean Cox is set to make an emotional return to Anfield on Sunday for the first time since he was left with catastrophic injuries after an attack by a group of Roma supporters in April 2018.
Cox, who was recently moved to a specialist neurological facility in the north of England for a 12-week facility programme, will be in attendance with his family for Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City.
“We’re delighted to welcome Sean and his family back to Anfield,” chief executive Peter Moore said.
“I am sure it will be an emotional return for the family; however, the club has worked closely with the Cox family to ensure that their visit is made as easy as possible, and that they are given all the space and comfort that they need.
“The way that our fans have supported Sean and the Cox family is a testament to their commitment to the LFC family, and we know this will be the case again on Sunday.”
Mr Cox’s wife, Martina, said the trip will give him a ‘boost’ as he continues his long road to recovery – with his speech said to be steadily improving by the day.
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“The trip will be emotional and a little bit bittersweet,” she told the Pat Kenny Show.
“We’re getting him there, and that’s a really positive thing for him – I think it will be great for him.
“Liverpool have been amazing, and they’ve really come on board. Obviously they had the [charity] game in the Aviva… so I reckon they’ll be pulling out all the stops for Sean.
“It will give him a boost, I think, on Sunday.”
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