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Two Italian men charged over Anfield attack on Liverpool supporter

Two Italian men will appear in court on Thursday charged in connection with an incident which left a 53-year-old Liverpool fan in a critical condition.

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

Daniele Sciusco, 29, was also charged with violent disorder. The two men will appear at South Sefton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

Liverpool supporter Sean Cox was attacked outside Anfield stadium prior to the Champions League semi-final match against Roma on Tuesday night. Police said he remains in a critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre.

In a separate incident, a 28-year-old Italian man was charged with throwing a coin onto the pitch during the match.

Edoardo Ranalli will appear at South Sefton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, police said.