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Two Italian men charged over Anfield attack which left Irishman Sean Cox in critical condition

Footballs fan rally to raise thousands for the injured Liverpool fan.

By Conor Feehan and Amy Molloy

Two men have been charged following an incident near Anfield stadium on Tuesday which left Irishman Sean Cox in critical condition.

Two Italian men are to appear in court charged in connection with the case.

Filippo Lombardi (20) was charged with violent disorder and wounding/inflict grievous bodily harm. Daniele Sciusco (29) was charged with violent disorder.

Both men have been kept in custody to appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court this morning, Thursday 26 April, according to Merseyside police.

The victim, Meath man Sean Cox, remains in hospital in a critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre.

Football fans have rallied together to raise thousands of euro in less than 24 hours to go towards his medical.

Liverpool fan Emmet Kavanagh is one fan who set up a fundraiser in Mr Cox's name.

"I had decided to set up this page to help raise funds to cover Sean’s medical expenses and expenses incurred by his family to help them to stay by his side," he wrote on the Irish Liverpool fans Facebook page.

"I have been in contact with a family member and they are aware that we are raising money.

"Once the money is raised I plan on withdrawing it by cheque/bank draft and presenting it to either Sean and/or his family."

A GoFundMe and a JustGiving page have also been set up and have raised over €10,000 between them.

Supporters have been offering messages of support for the Meath man, who travelled to Anfield with his brother for the match.

"We support you, stay strong mate and get well soon. You'll Never Walk Alone," one fan wrote.

Irish Independent

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