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Jordan Henderson Pens Letter To GAA Club Of Assaulted Fan Sean Cox

Jordan Henderson Pens Letter To GAA Club Of Assaulted Fan Sean Cox

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has written a letter to St. Peter's Dunboyne GAA Club thanking members for sending one of its jerseys to Anfield allowing the club to pay tribute to Sean Cox.

Ahead of kick-off in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma last week, Sean Cox sustained head injuries after being assaulted outside The Albert Pub.

Yesterday, it was reported that doctors at the Walton Neurological Centre hoped to bring the 53-year-old from Dunboyne out of his induced coma.

On Saturday, prior to the kick-off of Liverpool's draw with Stoke, a St. Peter's jersey hung in the Liverpool dressing room next to that of Mo Salah. Pitchside screens at Anfield also bore the Irish fan's name, reading: 'Sean Cox, You'll Never Walk Alone'.

The full letter from Jordan Henderson reads:

To our friends at St. Peters GAA, Dunboyne

I am writing on behalf of the entire first team squad at Liverpool Football Club to thank you for generously sending us a jersey of your team.

We all know that our supporter Sean Cox has at least one other big sporting love in his life, aside from LFC and it's St. Peters GAA.

The situation Sean and his family are facing now makes something like playing football look as trivial as you could imagine, but as a group of players we wanted to show our support and we thought having your clubs' jersey hanging alongside ours in the dressing room was a subtle way of doing that. We know it's a very small gesture from us in the grand scheme of things, but none the less thank you for helping us make it happen.

I've never had the privilege to meet Sean, but in recent days I've been reading in the media about how much he's loved and respected in the community of Dunboyne and in particular the important role he plays at your club.

Please accept, on behalf of the Liverpool first team players, a signed shirt from us, by means of expressing our solidarity with you at this very difficult time.

Our greatest wish in this moment is that Sean can return home, with his family and see that the two sporting clubs he cherishes the most came together because of him. Thank you again for your generosity — as players we all really appreciate it.

You'll Never Walk Alone

Jordan Henderson, Liverpool Football Club

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Here's the letter.

Picture credit: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

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