Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Everton’s Seamus Coleman before yesterday’s Merseyside derby for his donation to the fund for Liverpool fan Sean Cox.
The Donegal man made a €5,000 donation to a fundraising effort for his fellow Irishman earlier this year.
Writing in his pre-match programme notes, Klopp opened by thanking Coleman for the gesture.
“I’d like to start these notes by thanking Seamus Coleman for the solidarity he has shown in supporting Sean Cox as he continues his long road to recovery from the injury he so tragically sustained while visiting Liverpool from Ireland to support our club in a football match.
“I know Seamus embodies the Everton spirit of wanting to beat LFC on the pitch as much as any player they have, but his actions to help the Cox family demonstrates what the best qualities of the rivalry are.”
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) December 2, 2018
Sean Cox was visiting Anfield for the Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma last season when he was attacked by rival fans before the game, which left him with significant injuries.
Cox is making positive progress in his recovery but it’s been a long, gruelling journey and he is still undergoing significant rehab.Tags: