Jürgen Klopp considers Seán Cox’s return to Anfield to be a highlight of his Liverpool career.
The club will host Seán and members of his family on Sunday as the Reds take on Manchester City in a top-of-the-table Premier League game.
It will mark the first time that the lifelong Liverpool fan has been to the stadium since he sustained serious injuries during an unprovoked attack ahead of the Champions League semi-final against AS Roma in April 2018.
And, when asked about Seán’s visit during his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp said: “When it happened to Seán it was the lowest point for me in my whole time at Liverpool because something like this should not happen in general, in life, but it should not happen around a football game as well [and] it happened around a football game.
“The love that Seán and his family have for this club, for football, I hope that it gave him and them all the strength and power in the recovery time.
“We all know it’s not finished yet, we all know there’s still a long way to go, but having this – [that] we can give him and them the opportunity to watch a really big game, that he wants to do that… coming from a low point, that’s one of my highlights since I am here because it’s so nice.
“I am really looking forward to it and I hope that we can organise it so that I can see him for a couple of minutes before the game, I really want to. And because how the Liverpool community deals with it, I hope that he feels that we don’t only sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, we really live that.
“In this specific situation it was very important to show that and we hope, I really hope, that they felt that the whole time and that they will feel that in the future when we can help him with his recovery as well.”