Brazilian football legend, Marcos Evangelista de Morais, popularly known as ‘Cafu’ has identified Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool as one of the top right-backs in the world currently. ayokinews.com reports
Cafu stated that he’s been watching Alexander-Arnold for a few seasons and has been amazed by his growth.
In December 2016, Coach Jurgen Klopp gave Alexander-Arnold his senior Liverpool debut.
Since then, the England international has established himself as a major figure for the Reds, appearing in 224 games in all competitions.
The 23-year-old has been in excellent form for Liverpool this season, contributing to the club’s quadruple drive.
Alexander-Arnold has two goals and 19 assists in 45 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season.
“I have been following Alexander-Arnold and the campaign he has had at Liverpool. His progress over the last few years has been amazing and for sure is one of the best right-backs in the world,” Cafu, a former AC Milan defender, told BBC Sport.
“He is young, strong and has developed hugely considering his age. He also has a lot of experience and I see a lot of similarities between him and myself.
“We both had a will and commitment to attack, to go forward and have the boldness to shoot and to put the crosses in. The diagonal movements he makes on the pitch are also similar to what I was making as a player.”