Liverpool set to take on Ireland in legends game for Sean Cox
A team of Liverpool legends will travel to Dublin in April to take on a team of Republic of Ireland Legends with all proceeds raised from the game donated to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.
Cox, who was brutally attacked before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final with Roma last year, is currently in Dun Laoighaire receiving treatment at the National Rehabilitation Centre.
A GoFundMe site was established in October to attempt to raise €500,000 towards his medical costs with the Dublin Gaelic Football team recently taking on Meath in a similar fundraiser.
Details of the Ireland and Liverpools legends game including the squads, ticket sales and the gala dinner will be announced in due course but for now the game is very much welcomed by the Cox family.
"Sean has been supporting Liverpool all of his life and to have this match in Dublin in his name will be a special day," said his wife Martina.
"It's going to be a very long and slow process for Sean's recovery and I’d like to thank the overwhelming support that Liverpool fans have shown.
"I’d also like to thank the club, players and those former players who will be playing in the match for their continued support. We are also working with LFC on a number of other initiatives that will help to support Sean’s care in the years ahead."
Meanwhile Peter Moore, chief executive officer at Liverpool FC, said that the support shown for Sean across the globe has been incredible.
"We’re all behind Sean and his family," said Moore.
"We hope this unique Legends game in Ireland’s capital will be a huge success and help generate vital funds to support Sean's rehabilitation.
"The solidarity shown from supporters throughout the world for Sean is incredible and we thank everyone for their continued support."