Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has written to Dunboyne GAA club thanking them for sending a team jersey to Anfield recently as a tribute to Sean Cox.
The jersey was given pride of place between those of Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah in the Liverpool dressing room last Saturday to acknowledge the 53-year-old Irishman, who suffered serious head injuries after an assault outside Anfield last week.
The jersey of St Peter's GAA, Dunboyne hangs in the Anfield dressing room in support of Sean Cox. pic.twitter.com/mFtlQpNX5Y— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2018
The unprovoked assault, which was captured on social media, occurred as the Dunboyne native was about to attend Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma.
Mr Cox is in a critical but stable condition in Walton Neurological Centre on Merseyside, and two men have been charged in connection with the attack. A fundraising page set-up by Emmet Kavanagh to pay for his medical bills and other expenses is now close to reaching its €80,000 goal.
Today, it was revealed that Jordan Henderson wrote a heartfelt letter to the Meath club expressing his gratitude for the jersey, as well as sending a signed Liverpool jersey in return "by means of expressing our solidarity with you at this very difficult time".