Liverpool FC and Republic of Ireland legends will go head to head on 12th April in a bid to raise money to fund vital rehabilitation care for Sean Cox, who suffered life changing injuries when he was the victim of an unprovoked attack outside Anfield ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League semi final against AS Roma last April.
LFC Ambassador Ian Rush and Republic of Ireland Legend Jason McAteer were joined by Sean’s wife Martina Cox and trustee of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust, Stephen Felle to announce some of the former players taking part, as well as the importance of the funds that will be raised at the game.
LFC Legends such as Xander Westerveld, Jerzy Dudek, Patrik Berger, Vladimir Smicer, Salif Diao, Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush and Djibril Cisse are all confirmed to play for the Reds.
Glen Johnson joins the LFC Legends team for the first time, as well as Robbie Keane, who along with Jason McAteer, John Aldridge and Phil Babb, will play for both Liverpool Legends and the Republic of Ireland XI.
For the Republic of Ireland XI, manager Mick McCarthy will be able to call on the likes of Kevin Kilbane, Ian Harte, Lee Carsley and Liam Lawrence, with more players announced soon.
“This game is so important to everyone playing in it, we want the best for Sean and his family and that means raising money playing this game to support his on-going rehabilitation,” said Rush.
“Dublin is a special place to play when you’re a Red but playing in honour of Sean will make this a very special night and I hope our supporters will continue the incredible support they’ve already shown and turn up for Sean on 12th April.”
The game at the Aviva Stadium will kick off at 7.45pm and ticket prices will start at €20 for adults, under16s will be €10 and a family ticket (two adults and two children) will be priced at €70.
Tickets for the game go on general sale via Ticketmaster on 14th February at 10am with pre-sales for LFC Members, Season ticket holders and Official Liverpool Supporters Clubs taking place beforehand.
More information on Sean’s story or to donate to the campaign visit supportsean.com