Sunday 20 May 2018

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails Roma gesture for stricken fan Sean Cox

Edin Dzeko and Daniele De Rossi take part in Roma’s training session yesterday. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty
Edin Dzeko and Daniele De Rossi take part in Roma’s training session yesterday. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

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Roma’s players prepared for tonight’s Champions League semi-final, second leg against Liverpool by training in t-shirts with the message ‘Forza Sean’ in solidarity with the Meathman Sean Cox, who has spent seven days in a coma after being attacked by Roma fans outside Anfield.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed the move.  “Great, great, great gesture. I already thought they showed a great gesture before training at Anfield at the memorial for the 96,” said Klopp, referencing Roma’s laying a wreath in memory of the Hillsborough victims a week ago.

“In these moments at least football fans should stay together and show this kind of respect.”

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson also sent a letter of support to Sean’s GAA club, St Peter’s Dunboyne.

Irish Independent

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