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Liverpool fan Sean Cox to return to Anfield for Man City clash for first time since attack

Liverpool fan Sean Cox to return to Anfield for Man City clash for first time since attack

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Liverpool supporter Sean Cox will return to Anfield for the first time since he was attacked before a Champions League match against Roma in 2018 for Sunday's clash with Manchester City.

Cox was left with serious brain damage after he was attacked before the semifinal first leg. Italian Simone Mastrelli was jailed for three years for the assault.

Liverpool have worked closely with the 54-year-old and his family, even staging a charity match which raised £640,000, and Cox will be at Anfield for the meeting between the Premier League's top two sides.

We're delighted to welcome Sean and his family back to Anfield," chief executive Peter Moore said. "I am sure it will be an emotional return for the family.

"However, the club has worked closely with the Cox family to ensure that their visit is made as easy as possible, and that they are given all the space and comfort that they need.

"The way that our fans have supported Sean and the Cox family is a testament to their commitment to the LFC family, and we know this will be the case again on Sunday."

Cox has recently been at a specialist neurological facility for a 12-week programme, aimed at improving his movement and speech.

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