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Liverpool won € 784,000 for Séan Cox with the Legends charity fight in Dublin


Liverpool announced today that it has raised € 748,000 for the Séan Cox Rehabilitation Trust after a special charity game held at Aviva Stadium in Dublin earlier this year.

The fight saw LFC Legends and a Republic of Ireland XI meet to help the Trust Rehabilitation Seán Cox to raise capital for his continued care.

Nearly 27,000 fans ended up supporting Seán and watching the Reds come from behind to defeat an Irish Republic XI 2-1.

LFC Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore, LFC Foundation Director Matt Parish and Joe Blott, Shankly's President, presented a special check to Séan Martina Cox's wife and Stephen Felle, Trust Reanimation Chairman Sean Cox.

The club, its fans and communities in England and Ireland continue to come together to support Seán and his family.

John Aldridge of Liverpool Legends (center) celebrates with Patrik Berger (left) and Steve McManaman having scored the penalty spot for their first goal during Sean Cox Fundraising at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. (Images by Brian Lawless / PA Wire / PA)

In October 2018, during the Reds Championship in Cardiff City, the club and supporters showed their support for the appeal by volunteers from the LFC and the Spirit of Shankly who organized a collection of buckets at Anfield funded by the Foundation LFC the official charity of the club, taking overall from this previous call to £ 59k.

The bodies of the club and the first group also supported the appeal privately.

Peter Moore, Managing Director of the Liverpool Football Club, said: "What happened with Sean was such a terrible tragedy – no fan should go to a game and suffer from what he suffered with him and his family.

"We have all touched what happened and while football is still a racial game, we have to come together to try to help in any way we can regardless of the colors of the clubs.

"The support we have seen from soccer fans around the world has shown that this game is special when everyone is united.

"It was incredible to see so many supporters come together and help support Seán.

"I would like to thank our fans for their unwavering faith in supporting this game, but also for the Irish football club and its partners for their generous support that helped us deliver such a wonderful event."

Sean Cox's wife, Martina, added: "Today is my first visit to Anfield, and while it is full of sadness as Seán can not be with me, we are humiliated by the warmth and generosity shown by Liverpool Football Club and the people of this city by taking Sean into their hearts.

"While doctors are happy with his progress, it is slow and Seán himself is disappointed by the fact that he was unable to speak or express or do the things he considered before the attack.

"Seán begins the next stage in his rehabilitation later this summer when he travels from Dublin to a special neurological center in Yorkshire.

"As a family we hope and pray that we will take more of the old Seán back in the years to come."

The club looks forward to welcoming Sean and his family to Anfield in the future.

You can also donate to Trust Rehabilitation Sean Cox with the visit here.

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