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A team of 'Liverpool legends' will travel to Ireland for a special football match to help raise funds for the rehabilitation of Irishman Seán Cox.

Seán, who's from Dunboyne in Co Meath, was seriously injured in an attack near Anfield stadium before Liverpool FC's Champions League semi-final against AS Roma in April.

He has now spent several months at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire.

Last month, Seán's family said he's been making "encouraging and proud steps" in rehabilitation.

Amid continuing fundraising efforts, the Liverpool legends team will face off against an Ireland XI team on Friday April 12th at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Proceeds will be donated to the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust.

Seán Cox

Seán's wife Martina said: “Seán has been supporting Liverpool all of his life and to have this match in Dublin in his name will be a special day.

"It’s going to be a very long and slow process for Seán’s recovery and I’d like to thank the overwhelming support Liverpool fans have shown. I’d also like to thank the club, players and those former players who will be playing in the match for their continued support."

Peter Moore, chief executive officer at LFC, added: "We’re all behind Seán and his family.

"We hope this unique legends game in Ireland’s capital will be a huge success and help generate vital funds to support Seán’s rehabilitation." 

The statement adds that the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust is also working with Liverpool on a number of other initiatives to support Seán's care. 

More details of the match, including ticket details and the squads involved, will be announced in the coming weeks.


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