A new KFC could be opening in Liverpool city centre.

The fast-food chain wants to put a restaurant at 4A Myrtle Parade on the ground floor of a student accommodation block.

The chain already has three outlets in central Liverpool ?one in St Johns Shopping Centre, another nearby in Great Charlotte Street, and another in Chaloner Street on the edge of the Baltic Triangle.

Plans for a new KFC at Myrtle Parade have been submitted to Liverpool council. Picture: Frank Belshaw Building Surveyors

Its new Myrtle Street base puts it right next to the University of Liverpool. So its main rival may well be down the hill in Leece Street ?Nabzy鈥檚, which has a cult-like following among students.

The long, narrow restaurant would stretch from a narrow shopfront at Myrtle Parade right back to Bedford Close behind.

Plans for a new KFC at Myrtle Parade have been submitted to Liverpool council. Picture: Frank Belshaw Building Surveyors

The 260-bed student block itself was approved in 2015. Now KFC is applying to Liverpool council for permission to erect the signs and ventilation systems needed for the restaurant.

KFC may apply separately for planning permission for an outdoor seating area.

Harland Sanders ?later known as Colonel Sanders ?opened his first restaurant in 1930. It opened its first British branch in 1965 in Preston and now has more than 700 restaurants.