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King Kenny Set to Manage Seán Cox Charity Match

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The game will be played against an Irish XI next month.

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King Kenny will once again don his Liverpool manager cap when he takes control of the Liverpool Legends charity match in support of Seán Cox, an Irish Liverpool supporter. The game will happen next month at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and will feature an as-yet unnamed Irish XI.

Some of the legends scheduled to appear at the match include Sander Westerveld, Jerzy Dudek, Glen Johnson, Patrik Berger, Steve McManaman, Vladimir Smicer, Salif Diao, Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush and Djibril Cisse.

On taking the reins for this game, Dalglish said, “Liverpool Football Club has a fantastic philosophy and outlook on life that if there is one of our own that’s struggling, we try our best to help them. The lads want to support by putting on a game – it’s what they know best.

“It’s important that we come together and do ourselves and Seán justice. It’s a difficult time for his family and we want to help in the best way we know how.

“It will be a great occasion and the team will be looking to put on a good performance. I’m really looking forward to being back in the dugout amongst the team. I’d like to thank the club, the players, the staff and all those involved who are supporting this game.”

“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to show their support for this fantastic cause.”

It’s been almost a year since Liverpool fan Seán Cox was attacked by Roma fans outside of Anfield. While he survived the brutal attack, he suffered last brain injuries that require intensive care. A charity has been set up in his name to help him and his family.

A fundraising page has also been set up to help Cox as he continues on in his rehabilitation.

Since the attack, which put a black cloud over the whole semi-final, Liverpool fans, and the club as well, have done an admirable job banding together in support of one of their own.