Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was thrilled to receive some praise from Brazilian legend Cafu.

Alexander-Arnold has been sensational for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool over the years. The right-back has arguably turned himself into one of the best in the world, and he is still only 21 years old.

Alexander-Arnold has scored two goals and assisted ten in 26 Premier League appearances this season. He also has the ability to defend quite well.

Cafu has seen a bit of Alexander-Arnold over the years, which has led to him making some complimentary comments regarding the Scouser.

Alexander-Arnold responded to those comments ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.

“Massive praise from a legend of the game and it’s something I am really thankful for and I have to give thanks to him for them words,” Alexander-Arnold said, as quoted by LiverpoolFC.com.

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NORWICH, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 15: LFC on the jacket of Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool ahead of the Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool FC at Carrow Road on February 15, 2020 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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“I try and be the best player I can be. It’s a team game, so it’s about the players that I have around me, the players I have in training, the manager, the support I have all around me that enables me to be as good as I can be.

“That’s the focus for me, taking it a game at a time.

“Accolades may or may not come in the future, it doesn’t really faze me as much as maybe it does other players. For me, especially, it’s about winning the team trophies.”

It is great to see Alexander-Arnold gaining some praise from a legend like Cafu. However, it was refreshing to hear Alexander-Arnold speak about how winning trophies is more important to him than gaining personal praise.

It shows he is in the right mindset as a player, which is arguably the result of the the work that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has done with him.

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