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The Touching Moment Liverpool Players Met Sean Cox After Sunday's Win

The Touching Moment Liverpool Players Met Sean Cox After Sunday's Win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was a delighted figure last Sunday. He watched his side beat title rivals Manchester City 3-1 but more importantly, he got to welcome the "inspirational" Sean Cox to Anfield for the tie.

Klopp paid tribute to the Irish man in his programme notes and spoke about him post-match.

"There are a couple of people in the ground today I want to make a special mention of: Sean Cox and his incredible family," he said.

Sean's name and that of his wife Martina and his wider family makes me think of courage, spirit and renewal. Sean is an inspirational figure in the club's story now.

To know he plans to come back to Anfield - to support this club once more - brings perspective to so many things, both football and in life.

It's 18 months since Seán suffered life-changing injuries due to an unprovoked attack before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma. The Liverpool fan was given a rousing reception by the Anfield faithful and met with several Liverpool players after the game.

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Captain Jordan Henderson was amongst the players that met with Sean on his return to Anfield. Last year Henderson sent a letter to Sean's GAA club, St Peters Dunboyne in Meath, to offer the club's support and solidarity.

Liverpool CEO Peter Moore also met with the Cox family and tweeted a picture of Sean with the manager.

Seán recently moved to a specialist neurological facility in the north of England to take part in a 12-week rehabilitation programme focused on developing his speech and movement.

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