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​Merseyside Police have charged two Italian men following an incident at Anfield on Tuesday April 24 in which a 53-year-old man was seriously injured.

Sean Cox, a father of three from Ireland, remains in critical condition after the incident outside of the ground before the Champions League semi-final first leg between Liverpool and Roma.

In a statement, Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that detectives have charged two Italian men following an incident in Anfield on Tuesday, 24 April in which a 53-year-old man was seriously injured.

“20-year-old Filippo Lombardi was charged with violent disorder and wounding/inflict grievous bodily harm.

“29-year-old Daniele Sciusco was charged with violent disorder.

“Both men have been kept in custody to appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court this morning, Thursday 26 April.

“The victim remains in hospital in a critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre.”

Merseyside Police have also said a man has been charged after reports coins were thrown at Anfield during the match.

He will appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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