Legendary Brazil right-back Cafu has given Trent Alexander-Arnold some advice on how to become one of the best in right-backs in the world.
At just 20-years-old, Trent is already an automatic starter for us and has caps for England. In fact, in 2018 he played in a Champions League Final and the World Cup – and this term he’s challenging for the Premier League title.
Cafu thinks our local lad is guaranteed a good career already, but that if he wants to do something special, he has to stay humble.
“To play for the England national team, you have to be very good and to play at Liverpool, you have to be very, very good,” Cafu said, reported in Sky Sports.
“But it takes time to mature and be consistent.
“Yes, he is very talented. For his position, I would advise him to work hard, do a lot of training, but above all show a lot of commitment to what he does.
“Never think that he is good enough. Don’t get complacent or big-headed. Work more and more.
“When I was the same age, I was playing for Sao Paulo in the main team. I was a father, so I had a lot of responsibility.
“Twenty years old is a good age to make a decision if he wants to be a football player or a ‘professional’ football player with a long, respected career.”
We’re just delighted Trent is fit again following the injury that kept him out of multiple January fixtures.
He returned against Bournemouth last time out and is expected to start v Bayern Munich tomorrow evening.
Trent will likely be up against Kingsley Coman, who has returned to fitness himself, which will be interesting battle between two very talented, very quick young stars.
But Trent has proven on multiple occasions that he’s capable of doing the job.