Two Italians charged over assault on Liverpool fan

A gang of around 35 to 40 Roma fans made their way to the ground via Venmore Street

Serious head injuries were sustained by the victim, a 53-year-old man, who is being treated in a local hospital.

Liverpool FC have requested a GAA club's jersey to pay tribute to Sean Cox, the Irish fan who was seriously injured in an assault outside Anfield stadium.

Sean Cox is now in a critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre after suffering an unprovoked attack before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first leg victory at Anfield on Tuesday evening.

Filippo Lombardi, 20, has been charged with violent disorder and wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm, Merseyside Police said in a statement.

The two men will appear in court later on Thursday. Daniele Sciusco was charged with violent disorder.

"Both men have been kept in custody to appear at South Sefton Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday 26 April".

A section of Roma ultras attacked Liverpool fans with weapons, leaving one fan in a critical condition.

Family members of Mr Cox have flown over from Ireland to maintain a bedside vigil at the hospital in Liverpool.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Cox's family to fly from Ireland to stay by his side, with donations reaching €40,000 at the time of writing.

Sporadic trouble broke out in the city centre before the game, and as more than 50,000 fans descended on Anfield, including around 5,000 fans from Italy.

"The entire St Peter's GAA family in Dunboyne would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Sean for a full recovery".

Later in the programme, it was confirmed that a jersey had been sourced and that Kilbane would pass it on.



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