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Seán Cox suffered brain injury. Photo: Family handout/Merseyside Police/PA Wire

Seán Cox suffered brain injury. Photo: Family handout/Merseyside Police/PA Wire

Seán Cox suffered brain injury. Photo: Family handout/Merseyside Police/PA Wire

Irish Liverpool fan Seán Cox has finally returned home for good.

Mr Cox has required extensive medical treatment since he was attacked while heading to Anfield for the Reds' Champions League semi-final tie against Roma in April, 2018.

The Co Meath father of three was left with injuries that required him to be placed into an induced coma at the Walton Centre in Liverpool.

He was subsequently cared for at Dún Laoghaire Rehabilitation Hospital, then back to Britain, and finally Marymount Care Centre in Lucan.

His family took to social media to announce he was finally allowed home on a permanent basis.

"Amidst our challenges, a positive moment as Seán Cox makes his return home," a statement said.

"Seán's journey over this time has been challenging and difficult, however today is an important and positive milestone for Seán and his family."

While Seán will continue to require full-time care and ongoing rehabilitation for the foreseeable future, the family said it was definitely a day to enjoy. Seán's wife Martina said: "This is a day we as a family have been looking forward to for a long time.

"While Seán still has a long road to travel, having him home with us is an incredibly important step as we come together as a family unit again.

"I can't thank enough those who have helped Seán along the way over the past two years. Without a doubt, this support has made today possible."

She also thanked the staff of Marymount Care Centre in Lucan.

"At a time when staying at home takes on new meaning for all of us, it's clear that there is no other place that Seán would rather be," she said.

Hundreds of thousands of euro was raised through fundraising to help with the finance for his long-term treatment which will span years.

Donations were received from Roma and their chairman Jim Pallotta, as well as Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, Peter Moore, Michael Edwards, Christian Purslow, footballers David Meyler, Seamus Coleman and scores more of well-known names and organisations.

Irish Independent