Liverpool fan to return to Anfield for first time after savage attack

Lawrence Kim
November 8, 2019

A duo of Irish musicians from Seán Cox's home town of Dunboyne have recorded a rendition of the famous Livepool song "You'll Never Walk Alone".

Sean Cox's return to Anfield this weekend will be "emotional and a little bit bittersweet", according to his wife.

Cox has slowly been on the mend in the 18 months since and Sunday will be his first game back at Anfield.

Cox was seriously injured after an unprovoked attack by a small group of Roma supporters outside the ground, leaving the Irishman in a coma after being struck on the head in the build up to the Champions League semi-final in April 2018.

This Sunday the Reds face Manchester City in a huge Premier League showdown and, the family confirmed on Wednesday, Cox will be there.

Italian fan Simone Mastrelli was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to assault.

He has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation and therapy since the attack, and his wife Martina says Sunday will be memorable. "Which is great, and great for him", said Ms Cox.

"He's now fully eating, drinkg".

The couple are now based at a rehabilitation centre in Sheffield as Mr Cox continues his recovery. This won't be the first time he has seen his beloved Liverpool since the incident though, having seen a Liverpool Legends match against a Republic of Ireland XI at the Aviva Stadium.

Liverpool have worked closely with the 54-year-old and his family, even staging a charity match which raised £640,000, and Cox will be at Anfield for the meeting between the Premier League's top two sides.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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