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Liverpool Fan Sean Cox ‘Regains Consciousness’ Following Brutal Anfield Attack

Liverpool Fan Sean Cox ‘Regains Consciousness’ Following Brutal Anfield Attack

The dad-of-three was placed in an induced coma following the horrific attack

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy Phillipson

Positive news for Sean Cox, as the Liverpool supporter has reportedly regained consciousness after falling into a coma following a brutal attack during the Champions League campaign.

According to electrical industry website,, the 53-year-old father-of-three, who is an employee of Precision Cables, has made some major steps in his recovery and is currently "undergoing dedicated rehabilitation".

No doubt this is welcome news for not just his family, but for everyone who was following the heartbreaking story since it unfolded back in April.


In the run-up to Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against A.S. Roma on 24 April, groups of Italians attacked Liverpool fans outside the Anfield stadium reportedly armed with belts and batons.

Sean was caught up in the unprovoked attack and was left in critical condition. Enduring major head injuries including a severe bleed to the brain, the football fan underwent a major operation before being put into an induced coma.

At the end of May, Sean was airlifted from Liverpool's Walton Centre to Beaumont Hospital in Ireland where he currently receives 'round-the-clock care with his family by his bedside.

A statement on the website reads: "Sean has regained consciousness and is undergoing dedicated rehabilitation. Recovery is progressing positively but very slowly.


"His colleagues in Precision Cables are overwhelmed by the support and good wishes for Sean and his family that they receive on a daily basis.

"They would like once again to ask that you keep him in your prayers and that he will continue on his road to recovery."

His family are said to be "overwhelmed and humbled" by the support Cox has received from well-wishers across the globe, which includes numerous donations amounting to €90,000 to cover his medical costs.

On behalf of Cox's wife, Martina, and their kids, Liverpool FC released the following statement: "There are no words to describe the gratitude we feel to the ordinary people of Liverpool and Ireland who have taken Sean to their hearts in a way that underlines why those places have such a deserved reputation for generosity and solidarity.

"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."

Source: The Liverpool Echo

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Topics: uk news, Football