sport news Liverpool unveil message of support to Sean Cox in front of away fans

Liverpool's stars took to the pitch long after the final whistle on Wednesday night to celebrate reaching the Champions League final alongside their away supporters.

Manager Jurgen Klopp led his team back out from the dressing room to celebrate in front of their fans, who tossed scarves and banners onto the pitch in response.

One of those banners was emblazoned with a message of support for Sean Cox, the Liverpool fan who was a victim of an unprovoked attack by Roma Ultras before last week's Anfield first leg. 

Liverpool held up a banner from their away fans reading: 'Sean Cox: You'll Never Walk Alone'

Liverpool held up a banner from their away fans reading: 'Sean Cox: You'll Never Walk Alone'

The Liverpool players applauded their 5000-strong away support long after the final whistle

The Liverpool players applauded their 5000-strong away support long after the final whistle

And in a show of solidarity with the 53-year-old, Liverpool's stars held up the banner as they danced and applauded in front of their away section. 

Dejan Lovren lifted a Liverpool scarf above his head, Mohamed Salah clapped and Klopp patted the club badge on his chest as they toasted reaching the Kiev final.

The 5000 travelling Liverpool supporters were forced to remain inside the Stadio Olimpico for their own safety after the final whistle following a police clampdown in the Italian capital. 

Both Liverpool and their semi-final opponents Roma had displayed messages solidarity with Cox, who hails from Ireland, in the build-up to the second leg. 

Mohamed Salah claps Liverpool's supporters - who were held back after the final whistle

Mohamed Salah claps Liverpool's supporters - who were held back after the final whistle

Sections of Liverpool's support show their delight as they celebrated with their players

Sections of Liverpool's support show their delight as they celebrated with

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