Behind-the-scenes footage shows Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson give Sean Cox a warm embrace after win over City as Liverpool fan attends first match since being attacked
Sean Cox was welcomed back to Anfield with open arms by the Liverpool players on Sunday.
It was his first time back at the stadium since he was assaulted by a Roma fan prior to the Champions League semi-final back in 2018.
The 53-year-old father of three was the victim of an attack and suffered life-changing injuries from the unprovoked assault last April and made an emotional return to the Liverpool ground as guest of honour.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold shook hands with Sean Cox who was back at Anfield on Sunday
Joe Gomez was another of the Liverpool players to stop by and greet the supporter
Following 18 months of recovery at a rehabilitation centre in Sheffield he was able to go and watch his beloved Reds beat Manchester City 3-1 in a crucial encounter at the weekend.
After the game, a number of Liverpool players stopped by to have a word and embrace.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was the first to say hello and Cox shook his hand before sharing a picture with the right-back.
Club captain Jordan Henderson gave a warm embrace to Cox, who last visited in 2018
Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson then followed suit, giving the supporters a hug as they greeted him. The footage was revealed by the club on their YouTube channel.
Cox’s wife, Martina, also went out onto the Anfield pitch during the half-time interval.
It was a day of celebration for Liverpool, not only in securing a key three points but in welcoming Cox back to the club.
Jurgen Klopp described him as ‘inspirational’ and added: ‘He was very happy to see me, but I was much happier to see him!
‘His wife and son were there as well, it was a wonderful day as well. If he moves to Liverpool he gets a season ticket 100 per cent!’