LIVERPOOL fan Sean Cox has returned home to Ireland but remains in a critical condition over a month on from his attack by Roma fans.
The 53-year-old was transported to Dublin's Beaumont Hospital on Saturday from Liverpool's Walton Centre - where he had spent the last 5 weeks fighting for his life.
The beloved dad-of-three was assaulted outside a pub close to Anfield before the Reds’ Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma on Tuesday, April 24.
He suffered serious head injuries including a severe bleed to the brain and underwent a major operation before being put into an induced coma.
It is understood that Mr Cox's health has improved little since the attack, but his family remain hopefully that he can pull through.
The Co. Meath native's return to Ireland comes after two Italian men were charged in relation to the attack.
Daniele Sciusco, 29, appeared via video link from prison last week where he admitted violent disorder to a Merseyside judge.
Another man, Filippo Lombardi, 21, pleaded not guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm.
Support for Mr Cox and his family has continued in the wake of Liverpool's 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League Final on Saturday.
Legendary commentator Clive Tyldesley is auctioning off his commentary notes from the match in Kiev to raise money for the family.
To date, more than €90,000 has been donated towards the costs of Mr Cox's medical bills.
The Cox family recently thanked the public for their "overwhelming support", saying it had provided "some comfort" to them.
They added: “Every day letters and cards arrive from this country, from Ireland and beyond.
"Every one of them wishes us well and the accompanying offers of support have reminded us, even in our darkest moments, that we are not walking alone.”
— Clive Tyldesley (@CliveTyldesley) May 26, 2018