Sean Cox receives incredible ovation from Liverpool fans on Anfield return

Sean Cox receives incredible ovation from Liverpool fans on Anfield return

SEAN COX enjoyed an unforgettable return to Anfield on a memorable night for his beloved Liverpool.

The Irish father-of-three was a special guest of the club for their top-of-the-table clash with Manchester City.

He was joined by his family for the Reds' 3-1 victory over their Premier League title rivals.

One of the biggest cheers of the night was reserved for Dunboyne man who appeared on he big screen during the game, receiving a rousing ovation from both sets of fans.

Sean's appearance comes 18 months on from the attack that left the avid Liverpool supporter with life-altering injuries.

The Irishman was the victim of an unprovoked attack by Roma supporters outside of Anfield in the hour before the two clubs met in the semi-finals of the Champions League back in April 2018.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp met with Sean before the game.

He posed for a photo with the Irish fan and also paid tribute to Sean and his family in the programme notes for the Manchester City game.

"There are a couple of people in the ground today I want to make a special mention of – Sean Cox and his incredible family," he wrote.

“Sean’s story has touched all of us, and although initially the emotions were one of sadness that his life has been so affected purely by coming to support the football team he loves, we now have new feelings when we hear his name mentioned.

“Sean’s name and that of his wife Martina and his wider family makes me think of courage, spirit and renewal.

“Sean is an inspirational figure in this club’s story now. To know he plans to come back to Anfield – to support this club once more – brings perspective to so many things, both in football and life.

"I hope all of us here today, whatever colours we wear, do him proud in how to approach this occasion."

Liverpool previously presented the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust with a cheque for €748,000 raised courtesy of a charity match held in the Irishman's honour between LFC Legends and a Republic of Ireland XI at Dublin's Aviva Stadium back in June.