Phil McNulty (right) is a Liverpudlian by birth and attended the same school as Wayne Rooney; albeit slightly earlier than England’s record goal scorer. He was first-hand witness to many clashes between Liverpool and Manchester United working as an award-winning journalist for the Liverpool Daily Post and Liverpool Echo. He became BBC Sport Chief Football Writer in 2000, has covered five World Cups, five European Championships and reported on numerous Champions League and FA Cup Finals. He also broadcasts on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4. The UK Press Gazette ranked him among Britain’s top 50 sports journalists.