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The 11-year-old Everton fan was tragically murdered in 2007 as he made his way home from football practise in Croxteth, Liverpool.
A one-minute applause will be held on the 11th minute of this evening’s Europa League playoff first leg against Hadjuk Split.
Images of the school boy wearing his Everton shirt will appear on the big screens during the applause.
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Wayne Rooney said he wasn't "coming into a retirement home" upon his return to Everton today.
The former Manchester United player said he was "excited" to be back in blue.
Wayne Rooney has confirmed he's rejoined Everton from Manchester United.
The Toffees have signed him on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 31 year-old today thanked United for the past 13 years but says he's ecstatic at returning to his boyhood club.
Bookmakers are offering 5/4 that Wayne Rooney is included in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the Russia World Cup (4/7 he is not).
He is now 50/1 to be the Premier League's top goal scorer after rejoining Everton.
"Gareth Southgate made no secret of the fact that Wayne needed to be playing more football in order to force his way back into the England fold and it looks as though he will get that at Everton."
Rooney's departure from Everton to Manchester United 13 years ago caused resentment among fans on Merseyside.
However, the 31 year old says he has never lost touch with his roots and has spoken about his love of Merseyside.
As time wore on, hatred towards Rooney from Evertonians eased and he even played for the club again in Duncan Ferguson's testimonial in 2015.
Here is the reaction of fans from both clubs.
As much as he had to move on, it's a shame that in leaving United he won't ever be classed as a 'One Club Man'. Increasing rarity. #Rooney
Only now will Utd fans realise how much they took Rooney for granted over the years. Shame to see him treated the way he was.
Don't know... but I feel saddened by Rooney's exit. There are some goodbyes one never heals from. This is one. https://t.co/8c1XA5o6k7
Good on Rooney for going back, could've gone to China for stupid money but he owed Everton fans for getting off in his prime
Will all the Everton fans who kept swearing At Rooney now love him again??
Rooney's signing continues a busy summer at Everton with Rooney, also England's record goalscorer, joining Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane, Henry Onyekuru, Nathangelo Markelo and Sandro Ramirez as new additions.