Sean Cox remains in a critical condition

Two Italian men charged over an attack on an Meath man in Liverpool have been remanded in custody.

The pair appeared in court accused of violent disorder after the Champion's League semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday.

20-year-old Filippo Lombardi has been charged with violent disorder and wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm.

29-year-old Daniele Sciusco has been charged with violent disorder.

53-year-old Sean Cox, from Ashbourne, suffered serious head injuries in the incident and is said to be in a critical condition.

Sean Cox | Image: Facebook

Mr Cox is the Treasurer of St Peter's GAA Club.

Chairman Fergus McNulty says the local community is rallying around his family.

"Obviously these things take time - our energy... is about making sure that Sean's family have the support they need - and we'll hope for good news and a good outcome".

In a statement, Mr Cox's family said they are hoping Sean makes a full recovery.

They said: "We want the world to know that Sean is the most amazing and wonderful husband, dad, friend, son, uncle, and brother and he has brought us all nothing but joy. He is a truly decent man who adores Liverpool FC and just came over from his home in County Meath, Ireland, to watch his beloved team.

"We are completely devastated by what has happened to our lovely, caring, Sean and all we want is for him to come home to his loving wife and three children."