Liverpool fan left in critical condition named as Sean Cox

Sean Cox was attacked before the game on Tuesday evening

A Liverpool fan who was attacked by fans of AS Roma before last night's Champions League semi-final has been named as Sean Cox.

The 53-year-old is from Dunboyne in Ireland and had been visiting for the game.

He's now being treated for his injuries at Walton Neurological Centre, where his condition is described as critical, according to Merseyside Police.

He has done huge work locally. Sean is heavily involved in the community and the local GAA club. Everyone in the area is shocked by the news. We are thinking of him and his family at this tough time. We are all praying for a speedy recovery.

– Fianna Fail councillor Damien O'Reilly