Henderson sends message to Liverpool fan fighting for his life after Roma attack

Jordan Henderson has sent a heartfelt message to the Liverpool fan attacked outside Anfield.

Sean Cox, 53, was transferred to Walton hospital with a serious head injury after the attack before the Champions League match with Roma.

Two Roma fans have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Sean was attacked, he remains in a critical condition.

Police believe he was knocked to the ground with a belt during violent clashes that marred the game, which Liverpool won 5-2.

And captain Henderson took to Instagram to send a message to Cox, insisting the Liverpool squad are thinking of him during this time.

"The thoughts and prayers of all the players are with the Liverpool fan who is currently very poorly in hospital, after being badly hurt ahead of our game last night," he posted.

"He came to watch a football match and support our team – the only result that matters to us now is that he recovers and can return home to be with his family and loved ones.

"You’ll Never Walk Alone."

According to the Irish Independent , Mr Cox is from Dunboyne in County Meath and is said to be heavily involved in his local GAA club, St Peter’s.

Witnesses believe the Irishman was singled out as he was middle-aged, and not part of a larger group.

His grown up children are said to be waiting at home for news.

UEFA are ‘shocked by the incident’ and could take further disciplinary action – while Roma have slammed their fans for ‘bringing shame to their club’.

A statement from Roma condemned the ‘abhorrent behavior’ of some of their travelling supporters.

Merseyside Police confirmed that nine men, aged between 20 and 43 years, were arrested for various offences before and after the match.

These include attempted murder, affray, Section 47 assault, possession of offensive weapons, possession of a controlled drug, criminal damage and being drunk and disorderly.

Detectives are asking that anyone with mobile phone footage of the violence comes forward.

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