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27th Apr 2018

There Was A Lovely Irish Touch At Jurgen Klopp’s Press Conference Today

James Fenton

The city of Liverpool and the country of Ireland was left in shock on Tuesday night when Sean Cox from Co. Meath was attacked outside Anfield football stadium. 

The 53-year-old had traveled over to the city to support his beloved Liverpool FC in their Champions League semi-final when he was set upon by Roma fans outside the Albert Pub next to the ground. 

Two men have since been arrested and Mr. Cox remains in a coma with family members by his side. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke movingly today about the incident, saying:

“When I heard, I cannot describe my emotions. That should never happen, before or in the future.

“We all have to do everything to ensure that doesn’t happen again. Nobody has a solution but it is unbelievable that something like this can happen. All our prayers are with Sean and his family.”

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The German also sported a small Liverpool badge on his jumper, bearing the colours of the Irish tricolour as a mark of respect to Mr. Cox and his family. Tomorrow, Liverpool players intend to hang a Dunboyne GAA jersey in their dressing room ahead of their game against Stoke City in tribute to the long-time member of the Meath club.

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