Liverpool hero Sean Cox pictured after the Champions League final win

A lot of heartbreak and suffering has been endured by those associated with Liverpool over the last few seasons.

The supporters and the players have been forced to watch numerous cup final defeats, endured the heartbreak of losing their best players in Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho, and also had to watch on helplessly as a club-record haul of 97 Premier League points wasn’t enough for a maiden title.

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Despite all of that, one image to emerge after the Champions League final win over Tottenham will make everyone associated with the club happier than they thought they could be, and will also make them forget all of that heartbreak.

Sean Cox, the supporter who was put in a life-threatening condition by Simone Mastrelli when Roma travelled to Anfield last season, was photographed looking well and sitting with his family as he watched the 2-0 win over Spurs on TV at home.

The image was tweeted out by club CEO Peter Moore after the Reds secured their sixth major European Cup, and will certainly be a moment that tugs on the heartstrings of most football fans.

Cox was put in a coma by Mastrelli, who has since been jailed, before the 2017/18 Champions League semi-final as a group of Roma ‘ultras’ singled him out because he was wearing a Liverpool scarf, in truly abhorrent fashion.

The Irishman has since been able to return home, but has been left with a ‘profound’ brain injury; at the court hearing for Mastrelli, prosecutor Keith Sutton said: “The reality is that he is unlikely to live independently again.”

Liverpool have supported him all the way and held a fundraiser for Cox, a match between Liverpool legends and Republic of Ireland legends, and to see him sat at home watching the final with his family is as big a victory as the win in Madrid.

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