26 Dec

Liverpool supporters help raise almost £60,000 for injured fan Sean Cox

first_imgHe suffered severe head injuries and was left in a coma after the attack, and is now receiving recovering in the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire.Liverpool have pledged to support his long-term care, and it has been revealed the club raised close to £60,000 for Cox’s treatment at Saturday’s Premier League home game against Cardiff.A bucket collection was made at the Cardiff clash – which ended in a 4-1 win to the Reds – which brought in £28,725, which was then matched by the LFC Foundation.The LFC Foundation also donated proceeds of £1,653 from the matchday fundraising lottery held at the game, taking the overall total to £59,104. Liverpool fans have clubbed together to help raise almost £60,000 for injured Reds supporter Sean Cox .The 53-year-old Irishman was left serious injured after being attacked by Roma supporters outside Anfield ahead of their Champions League semi-final back in April. The Liverpool players held a banner in support of Sean Cox following their victory over Roma in the Champions League semi-final getty center_img 1 An amazing £59,104 was raised at Saturday’s game for the Sean Cox Appeal. The collection was supported by volunteers from @LFC, @LFCFoundation & @spiritofshankly & match funded by the #LFCFoundation. Huge thank you #LFCfamily for supporting Sean’s rehabilitation & long term care. pic.twitter.com/rs84dZOkVa— LFC Foundation (@LFCFoundation) November 1, 2018“LFC would again like to thank everyone who participated in the collection, either as collectors or donors, while club officials remain in dialogue with the Cox family regarding initiatives to support them,” said a statement from Liverpool.But it’s not just fans who have helped ensure Cox never walks alone – manager Jurgen Klopp has donated €5000 toward the Liverpool fan’s care.Everton defender Seamus Coleman and Reading midfielder David Meyler, both Republic of Ireland internationals, have also donated €5,000 each, while former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow donated €5,600.last_img read more

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