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Brazil legend Cafu sees dazzling similarities with Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool claim made

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Heung-min Son

Brazil legend Cafu has claimed that Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the best right-backs in the world following the Liverpool star’s rise.

Alexander-Arnold has enjoyed an incredible journey since making his debut for his boyhood club in October 2016. Indeed, he has played a crucial role in all six of the major trophies of the Jurgen Klopp era.

As a result, he has won everything available to him at club level by the age of 23.

And it is his passing ability and nous for assisting his Liverpool team-mates that has seen him earn rave reviews.

Former Brazil right-back Cafu, hailed himself as one of the best right-backs ever, has therefore heaped praise on Alexander-Arnold.

“I have been following Alexander-Arnold and the campaign he has had at Liverpool,” Cafu told BBC Sport.

“His progress over the last few years has been amazing and for sure is one of the best right-backs in the world.

“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.”

Alexander-Arnold goes into the final day of the Premier League season looking to clinch the award for most assists.

He currently has 12 and is one behind leader and Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah. Overall, the right-back has assisted 62 goals so far for the Reds.

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Anthony Gordon battles Trent Alexander-Arnold

Alexander-Arnold announced himself as a special Liverpool talent with his free-kick away at Hoffenheim in the qualifying stages of the Champions League in 2017.

Since then, he has enjoyed an incredible rise to become an unmissable part of Klopp’s team.

While Joe Gomez has deputised well at right-back for Liverpool this season, Alexander-Arnold offers something different.

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There is always the debate over his defending and Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior will likely raise that debate again in next weekend’s Champions League final.

However, if this is Alexander-Arnold’s level at 23 and after 224 appearances, Liverpool can look forward to the player’s continued development.