LIVERPOOL captain Jordan Henderson has sent a letter to the local GAA club of Sean Cox.
Mr Cox from Co. Meath remains in a critical condition in hospital after being the victim of a brutal attack outside Anfield stadium last week.
The letter, issued to St Peters Dunboyne in Meath, is written on behalf of the entire squad.
It reads: “To our friends at St Peters GAA, Dunboyne.
“I am writing on behalf of the entire first-team squad at Liverpool Football Club to thank you for generously sending us a jersey of your team.
“We all know that our supporter Sean Cox has at least one other big sporting love in his life, aside from LFC and it’s St Peters GAA.
“The situation Sean and his family are facing now makes something like playing football look as trivial as you could imagine, but as a group of players we wanted to show our support and we thought having your clubs’ jersey hanging alongside ours in the dressing room was a subtle way of doing that. We know it’s a small gesture from us in the grand scheme of things, but nonetheless, thank you for helping us make it happen.”
“I’ve never had the privilege to meet Sean, but in recent days I’ve been reading in the media about how much he’s loved and respected in the community of Dunboyne and in particular the important role he plays at your club.
“Please accept, on behalf of the Liverpool first team players, a signed shirt from us, by means of expressing our solidarity with you at this very difficult time.
“Our greatest wish in this moment is that Sean can return home with his family and see that the two sporting clubs he cherishes the most came together because of him.
“You’ll Never Walk Alone,
The letter comes a few days after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp voiced his support to Cox and his family, and wore a tricolour pendant on his jumper in solidarity with the critically ill Irishman.
Sean Cox has been at Walton Neurological Centre in Liverpool since suffering serious head injuries after a brutal assault by a group of Roma fans ahead of last week’s Champions League semi-final.