Brazil legend backs Liverpool star TAA to grow to be one among world’s finest
Brazilian legend Cafu says Trent Alexander-Arnold can change the artwork of being a fullback, and has tipped him to be a contender for the Ballon d’Or in future.
At simply 22-years-old, Alexander-Arnold has been a Liverpool common for a lot of years. The truth is, he’s a key man in Jurgen Klopp’s set-up and is likely one of the predominant inventive influences within the aspect.
The Scouser has already gained a Champions League, Premier League, Membership World Cup and UEFA Tremendous Cup. He has additionally set a lot of particular person data, together with most assists by a defender in a single season.
With loads of development nonetheless to be made, it’s anticipated he’s solely going to get higher within the years forward.
And talking to Sportsmail, Cafu was stuffed with reward for the Liverpool defender, who has been in comparison with the two-time World Cup winner.
“I can see the similarities,” he mentioned. “He’s not afraid to assault, defends nicely, good passer, hits an awesome free-kick. He will probably be a star on the subsequent World Cup.”
Trent can win Ballon d’Or
Such is Cafu’s admiration of Alexander-Arnold, he even believes he may win the Ballon d’Or throughout his profession.
Solely three defenders have gained the award up to now, Fabio Cannavaro the final to do it in 2006.
However Cafu says gamers reminiscent of Alexander-Arnold can change the way in which defenders, specifically fullbacks, are perceived.
“He can take the place of proper again to a different degree,” he mentioned. “I believe we’ve began altering the narrative, the way in which folks view full backs.
‘It’s not simply the goalscorer who ought to be one of the best participant on the earth. It’s completely flawed that some nice gamers by no means gained the Ballon d’Or due to their place.
“These days, full backs ought to be seen as the principle protagonists within the sport.”
Alexander-Arnold has eight targets and 38 assists in 149 video games in his membership profession to date. Three of these assists have come within the present marketing campaign.
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