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Everton to pay tribute to murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones on tenth anniversary of his death

Rhys Jones was tragically murdered in 2007. Credit: Family photograph

Everton FC will pay a moving tribute to murdered school boy Rhys Jones tonight on the tenth anniversary of his death.

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.



Will Rooney be back in England fold after Everton move?

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."

– Joe Crilly, William Hill

Fans' reaction to Wayne Rooney's move back to Everton from Manchester United

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.

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.

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