Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish says he is encouraged by news of Seán Cox's recovery and hopes that the injured Meath man is enjoying the club’s title celebrations.

The Reds fan was attacked by Roma supporters in April 2018 before a Champions League match at Anfield. Two men were later jailed for their roles in the assault.

The father of three was left with head injuries that required him to be placed into an induced coma. 

Last March, he returned home, and Liverpool’s CEO Peter Moore mentioned him in a tweet soon after their Premier League win, their first league title in 30 years, was confirmed on Thursday night.

"It was hugely unfortunate what happened to Seán," former Liverpool player and manger Dalglish told RTÉ 2fm’s Game On.

"It was a travesty. He only came to watch the match, went in for a pint and some idiot turned up, premeditated, pretty well organised by the Roma fans.

"The football club has always been good at contributing to fans and when we came over and played a [fundraising] game in Dublin for Seán, that was a great occasion for him and his family as well.

"It’s great to hear that he’s making a little move forward, he’s progressing slowly, but he is progressing and that’s the main thing.

"It’s also an illustration of how important the fans are to the football club. We don’t take them for granted, we treat them with respect.

Cox with Liverpool manger Jurgen Klopp

"Nobody deserved what happened to Seán that night. You feel for the family and everybody else connected with him.

"If the club can do a little bit to help, then they will, playing the game helped pay for some of Seán’s treatment that he is going to have to endure throughout the years. 

"So, fingers crossed, that it's successful and [we're] just grateful for the support we’ve had from him in the past, and I’m sure we’ll continue to have, and I hope he can enjoy [the success]." 

 

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