Liverpool players honour Sean Cox by celebrating with banner on pitch

Liverpool players paid tribute to injured supporter Sean Cox after they advanced 7-6 on aggregate to the Champions League final following a 4-2 defeat against Roma on Wednesday.

The players took a banner displaying Cox's name, the club badge and the motto "You'll Never Walk Alone" that was brought to the Stadio Olimpico by a group of travelling fans and celebrated with it on the pitch.

Cox, 53, from the Republic of Ireland, was left in critical condition with significant head injuries following the incident. Two men from Italy were arrested and charged with violent disorder.

Roma players also paid their respects to Cox, who remains in a medically induced coma, during their training session on Tuesday by wearing shirts featuring the supporter's name.

Liverpool advanced to the final for the first time since 2007 and will face Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.