I SUPPORT…

Liverpool for well over 30 years. I went to my first game at Anfield in 1989: a 5-0 win over Luton with John Aldridge scoring a hat-trick. It’s my job to be fair to all teams, though!

I LIVE IN…

London, so I can get to Match of the Day Towers easily!

MY HOME TOWN IS…

I was born in Newcastle but we left when I was two because of my dad’s work!

THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS…

Lionel Messi. No contest. The most naturally gifted player of all time!

MY THREE FAVOURITE PLAYERS OF ALL TIME ARE…

1) Watching Kenny Dalglish wheel away from goal to celebrate was my first memory as a fan! 2) John Barnes was such a powerful but graceful winger for Liverpool and England; he would dance and jink his way through defences then coolly slot the ball into the net! 3) Steven Gerrard – a complete midfielder, he could do everything brilliantly – tackle, pass, win headers and score with 35-yard screamers!

THE BIGGEST MATCH I’VE BEEN TO…

As a fan, Liverpool in domestic and European finals. As a journalist, travelling around Portugal to cover Euro 2004 and report on the final in Lisbon!

THE BEST FOOTY STADIUM I’VE BEEN TO IS…

Apart from the obvious, FC Braga’s ground is immense: it’s carved out of the side of Mount Castro and looks like no other stadium in the world!

THE BEST PLAYER I’VE INTERVIEWED IS…

Pele, who was an incredibly friendly, down to earth person for someone so famous. To be honest, almost every player I’ve interviewed has been great: even the ones you think will be difficult!

THE BEST GOAL YOU CAN SCORE IS…

Only one? Google Zidane’s stunning volley in the 2002 UCL final, Zlatan’s ridiculous overhead-kick against England and any thunderbolt scored by Steven Gerrard!

I GOT TO BED AT…

Midnight, usually – which is too late!

I WAKE UP AT…

6am, usually – which is too early!

FOR BREAKFAST I HAVE…

Cereal in the week; poached eggs at the weekend!

MY FAVOURITE FOOD IS…

Fish. It’s good for you, unless it’s covered in batter from the chippy – ha!

THE LAST FILM I WATCHED IS…

The Star Wars spin-off Solo – who doesn’t love Han and Chewbacca?

Foz