Liverpool celebrate reaching the Champions League Final, with a banner for fan Sean Cox during the UEFA Champions League, Semi Final, Second Leg at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 2, 2018. (Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire)

Positive news as Liverpool fan Sean Cox ‘regains consciousness’

Liverpool supporter Sean Cox, who has been in intensive care since he was attacked outside Anfield in April, has reportedly regained consciousness.

Cox was left in a critical condition after an incident before the Reds’ Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma, and was placed in a medically induced coma.

The 53-year-old suffered a bleed on the brain, and remained in the Walton Centre in Liverpool before being airlifted back to his native Ireland at the end of May.

He has remained at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin since, with his family thanking his fellow fans for their support as they awaited progress.

In a statement from, it has been revealed that Cox is now conscious, and the Precision Cables director is “progressing positively but very slowly”:

“Sean has regained consciousness and is undergoing dedicated rehabilitation. Recovery is progressing positively but very slowly.

“His colleagues in Precision Cables are overwhelmed by the support and good wishes for Sean and his family that they receive on a daily basis.

“They would like once again to ask that you keep him in your prayers and that he will continue on his road to recovery.”

Speaking in the wake of the attack on the father of three, Jurgen Klopp described it as the “ugly face” of football, with violence overshadowing a 5-2 victory for his side.

“The game on Tuesday showed the beauty of the game, but what happened before was the ugly face,” he said.

“When I heard, I can’t describe my emotions. It should never happen. It’s unbelievable. All our thoughts and prayers are with Sean Cox and his family.”

Get well soon, Sean.