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What Roma players are wearing on their training tops ahead of Liverpool tie

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Can Roma do it again?

In the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the Serie A side did the unthinkable and knocked out Barcelona after losing 4-1 at the Camp Nou in the first-leg.

The Romans triumphed 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to progress to the last-four.

And they will be hoping to win by the exact same scoreline in their second-leg against Liverpool.

Liverpool triumphed 5-2 at Anfield last Tuesday and another 3-0 victory for Roma in their own stadium would put them through to the final in Kiev.

But that isn’t the only thing Roma are thinking about on the eve of the tie.

That’s because they were seen training on Tuesday with a special message on their tops for Sean Cox - the Liverpool fan that was injured before the first-leg at Anfield last week.

ROMA'S MESSAGE FOR SEAN COX

All Roma players had 'Forza Sean' on their tops to show their support for the 53-year-old.

That is sheer class.

Cox is still in hospital after being attacked by Roman ultras and it’s clear that everyone is wishing him a full recovery.

Roma chairman, James Pallotta, said paid his own tribute earlier this week by condemning the behaviour of the minority of Roma supporters.

"99.9 percent of our fans are the best fans in the world. It's just a couple of f****** morons who take the rest of us down," said American Pallotta.

"These games are great but they're not life and death. What's going on with Sean Cox in Liverpool is life and death.

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"We have a long history at Roma and you have a few stupid people destroying our history and attacking our legacy and I'm tired of it.

"My prayers are for Sean and his family but it’s time now for things to change in Italy and in Rome, because it is just happening too much.

"These games are great but they're not life and death. What's going on with Sean Cox in Liverpool is life and death."

Whatever the result in Rome on Wednesday, let’s just hope Sean Cox makes a full recovery.

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