Klopp makes incredible donation to Liverpool fan Sean Cox

Jurgen Klopp has given a donation of €5,000 to the fundraising page for Liverpool fan Sean Cox.

Cox, 53, suffered serious brain injuries when he was attacked by a group of Roma fans ahead of the Champions League semi-final in April.

The Reds supporter requires long-term intensive care and support, with a fundraising page set up to help with his rehabilitation, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The GoFundMe page is aiming to reach €2million (£1.7m) and is currently sat at just over €55,000, with €5,000 (£4,438) coming from Reds boss Klopp, who made the stunning gesture on Friday afternoon.

Jay McKenna, who is the chair of the Spirit of Shankly, revealed the donation on Friday afternoon on Twitter, as he urged supporters to spare what they could to aid Sean and his family.

"As you are aware, our colleague and friend Sean Cox sustained serious and life altering injuries earlier this year while attending a football game in Liverpool." reads the GoFundMe page.

"The level of solidarity from so many from our community and beyond for Sean, Martina, Jack, Shauna and Emma since this tragic incident has been overwhelming and is deeply appreciated by Sean’s family.

"Over the past number of months Sean has been taking small but important steps on a road to recovery. His journey will be a long and difficult one and the focus will continue on ensuring the best possible care to maximise the potential in Sean’s recovery.

"The Irish Reds fan travelled to Merseyside from Ireland on the morning of April 24 and had been walking along Walton Breck Road towards the ground shortly after 7pm."

Liverpool as a club have previously shown their solidarity with Sean and his family when they paraded a banner in support of the stricken fan after a friendly win over Napoil back in August.

Klopp also took time out from his hectic pre-season schedule to meet Sean while visiting Dublin back in the summer before the fan’s family attended the game in the Irish capital.

Earlier this month, 21-year-old Italian Filippo Lombardi was found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Cox..

Lombardi had been in custody since April, charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 53-year-old Irishman.

Summing up the case on October 18, Recorder of Preston Judge Mark Brown said: "Football has been described as the beautiful game but the terrible events that took place outside Anfield stadium when Sean Cox was assaulted and suffered catastrophic injuries surely have blighted its reputation."

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