A man has been arrested in connection with attack on Sean Cox
He now faces extradition to the UK after he was caught by police at the weekend.
An Italian man has been arrested for the violent attack on Sean Cox before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma in April.
The man now faces extradition to the UK after he was caught by police at the weekend.
According to the BBC, it was confirmed that police in Rome, working with Merseyside Police, have arrested a 30-year-old man from Rome in connection with the brutal assault.
21-year-old Filippo Lombardi originally denied the charge of assault violent disorder, but he has since changed his plea at a pre-trial in September.
He does, however, still deny inflicting grievous bodily harm on the Dunboyne man.
Lombardi is due at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday ahead of a trial on Thursday for wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Cox.
Cox was left in a coma following the attack, which he has since woken from, but it is said that his condition is still "very dire".