Liverpool fans have been warned to be cautious ahead of travelling to Rome for their team’s second leg match against Roma in the Champions League Semi-finals.
Violence marred last weeks match and Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox was brutally attacked by a group of Roma supporting thugs.
Mr Cox (53) suffered serious head injuries and a brain bleed and is being treated in Liverpool’s Walton Neurological Centre.
Doctors are only now preparing to take him out an induced coma. Meanwhile, over 75,000 euros have been raised in as part of a fundraiser to support the injured Irishman.
Both Liverpool and Roma Football Club have condemned the attack and voiced support for Mr Cox and his family.
Rome’s Public order commissioner Giorgio Luciani has assured Liverpool fans will be guaranteed safety and will deploy over 1,200 officers specifically to keep order and prevent violence.