April Fixtures: (Kick-Off Times in GMT)
- 01st - West Bromwich (H) - 15:00
- 04th - Everton (H) - 20:00
- 09th - Sunderland (A) - 13:30
- 13th - Anderlecht (A) - 20:05
- 16th - Chelsea (H) - 16:00
- 20th - Anderlecht (A) - 20:05
- 23rd - Burnley (A) - 14:15
- 27th - Man City (A) - 20:00
- 30th - Swansea City (H) - 12:00
All matches remain subject to change


Liverpool Collegiate School by Tony
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The Collegiate is a striking, Grade II listed building, with a facade of pink Woolton sandstone, designed in Tudor Gothic style by the architect of the city’s St. George’s Hall, Harvey Lonsdale Elmes. The foundation stone was laid in 1840 and the Liverpool Collegiate Institution was opened by William Gladstone on 6 January 1843. The Building fell into disrepair for many years, finally the front entrance and façade was saved during renovation into 96 apartments. The building was reopened in 2000 and continues in use.

Daily Star news article about Sean Mercer

“Can’t hack it with the big boys’ Rhys Jones’ killer BEGS for move to soft jail.”

THE gun-toting gangster who murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones has reportedly begged to be moved to a soft jail - because he can’t handle life in a top-security prison. 

Sean Mercer, 26, was jailed for life after shooting dead the innocent 11-year-old while opening fire at rival thugs in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007. 

The evil killer is now serving his time at HMP Frankland alongside some of the most dangerous inmates in the country including Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe and Ian Huntley. 

But Mercer is said to be “frantic” to get shipped out to a cushier nick amid reports he is “struggling to hack it”. 

A prison insider said: “There are some heavy people in Frankland and Mercer is not one of them.” 

“He’s not cut out for life with the big boys.” 

“That’s why he is so frantic to get out.” 

“Frankland has a horrific roster of murderers, gangsters and serial killers.” 

FRANTIC: Killer Sean Mercer reportedly can’t hack it at maximum security HMP Frankland

GRIEF: Rhys’ brother, Owen, and parents Melanie and Steve

HEARTBREAK: Tributes to Everton fan Rhys Jones

Mercer is so desperate for a move that he has signed up to a special course at the Durham prison in a bid to get his Category A reduced to B. 

The course is run by HMP Frankland’s Psychology Informed Planned Environment (PIPE) unit. 

TAKEN TOO YOUNG: Owen Jones carrying brother Rhys’ coffin

A source told the Sun on Sunday: “By spending time on the PIPE unit Mercer hopes to earn a chance to be downgraded and moved to a cushier, lower category prison.” 

Mercer was banged up for a minimum of 22 years at Liverpool Crown Court after being convicted of murder in December 2008. 

TWISTED: Killers Levi Bellfield and Ian Huntley

He has been doing his time at a string of prisons, spending four years at tough HMP Wakefield before moving to Frankland. 

Wakefield has been dubbed “Monster Mansion” for housing a roll call of notorious inmates including Charles Bronson, Milly Dowler killer Levi Bellfield and paedo Lost Prophets rocker Ian Watkins. 

But his bid for an easier life has sparked outrage.

Ann Edge, whose husband, Tony, cradled Rhys in his arms as he lay dying in the street, said: “The prison he is in couldn’t be tough enough.” 

“It is not supposed to be a holiday camp.” 

“A category B prison is for lesser crimes, not for someone who’s committed murder.” 

And Tony reportedly said: “I won’t waste my breath even talking about Sean Mercer.” 

PAEDO: Sick former Lost Prophets frontman Ian Watkins

It comes just months before the tenth anniversary of Rhys’ death. 

The footy-mad lad’s killing sparked national outrage with more than 2,500 mourners attending his funeral and footie players from Everton and Liverpool paying tribute. 

Mercer, then just 16, originally denied gunning down his victim and remained silent during his 10-week trial, but he was unanimously convicted by jurors. 

He finally confessed after being caged, writing in a letter how the killing was a “terrible accident”, and claiming: “I’m proper devastated”. 

But Mercer also wrote how the sentence was too long - and insisted he should have been convicted for manslaughter.