AS Roma have donated €150,000 to the family of Sean Cox, the Meathman injured in an unprovoked attack outside Anfield last April.

The Serie A club will will donate €100,000 through its Roma Cares foundation, while their president Jim Pallotta will make a personal donation of €50,000.

Cox, a 53-year-old father of three from Dunboyne, was left in a coma after being attacked by two Roma fans outside the stadium before the Champions League semi-final first leg in Liverpool.

Last Friday, Roma club officials flew to Ireland to meet with Sean's wife Martina and representatives helping to manage the family's fundraising efforts.

Roma have also agreed to work with the Cox family on further fundraising initiatives that will help cover ongoing costs for his recovery.

"Everyone at the club was shocked and saddened by what happened to Sean Cox outside Anfield and the huge impact it's had on not just him but also his wife, his children and his family and friends," said Roma Managing Director Mauro Baldissoni.

"Back in April we wrote to Mrs Cox to offer any help or support we could provide at a time that was right for the family. Now, having sat down on Friday with Martina and listened to the long journey Sean still has ahead of him, we wanted to make a donation that will help support Sean's ongoing rehabilitation costs."

Pallotta added: "What happened to Sean Cox should never happen to anyone attending a football match. Our thoughts today, as they have been from day one, are with Sean, Martina and their whole family. We all hope Sean makes as full a recovery as possible."

Fans who wish to contribute to the GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Sean's medical and rehabilitation costs can make a donation here.