The brothers of a Liverpool fan who was attacked before a game have thanked the football community for its "incredible" support.
Sean Cox, 53, from Ireland, suffered a brain injury before the side's match against Roma in April.
Mr Cox is "progressing, albeit very slowly", his brother Martin said.
The father-of-three, from Dunboyne, Co Meath, was severely beaten before the first leg of Liverpool's Champion League semi-final at Anfield on 24 April.
Martin Cox, who was with him when he was attacked, said: "In 12 seconds, your life just changes forever - it's hard to describe in words."
Sean's wife Martina has previously said her husband "will require care for the rest of his life".
Mr Cox is being treated at the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.
At an event to thank Liverpool fans for their support, Martin Cox said: "He is progressing, albeit very slowly - baby steps, to be honest.
'Could have been us'
"The motto of the club is 'You'll never walk alone' and the people of Liverpool have proved that to us. They have been there every step of the way and the support we have had has been incredible.
"We've seen kids, old people, young people [fundraising] in the freezing cold - they're doing that for our brother. We'll never forget it, never forget it."
Stephan Monaghan, from the Liverpool fans group Spirit of Shankly, which has raised funds, said: "That could have been any one of us, any football fan, all he was doing was walking towards the match."
In October, Roma fan Filippo Lombardi, 21, was cleared of being part of a joint attack on Mr Cox but admitted violent disorder.
The court heard another man had been arrested in Rome in connection with the attack and was awaiting extradition.