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Bar named after star Rooney
Wayne Rooney
Rooney cannot buy a pint until he turns 18 in October
A pub has been opened in Liverpool named after Everton's young star Wayne Rooney.

Rooney's Bar is five minute's walk from Goodison Park where the 17-year-old plays his football.

Rooney, from Croxteth, Liverpool, burst onto the Premiership scene in 2002.

He became the youngest player to play for England when he came on as a substitute against Australia last month.

But he will not be able to buy a pint in a bar until he celebrates his 18th birthday in October.

Licensee Ken Speed said it was an honour to name the pub after the teenager.

He said: "Wayne Rooney is an amazing talent and we wanted to pay tribute to that.

"He's got to be the most famous 17-year-old in Merseyside so he won't be getting served with alcohol anywhere, let alone here.

"But it would be great if he wanted to come in here for a pint on his 18th birthday."

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