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Cafu praise Alexander Arnold: "he is a potential best right-back ever"

Sat 07 November 2020 | 20:53

A two time World Cup winner accepts there is a promising potential at Anfield that can solidify a spot among the greats in football history.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

is fit for turning out to be "

one of the best right-backs ever

", says Brazil legend

Cafu

.

A

Champions League

and

Premier League

title victor at Anfield has just taken in more than 140 appearances at club level and with 12 caps for

England

national team.

He is still only 22 years old and far from arriving at his pinnacle. 

Cafu believes

Liverpool

can help Arnold to reach that high place and be one of the greatest in Cafu's desired position.

“He's not afraid to be aggressive. He pressure, dribbles, plays, scores, he developed this personality early and that will help him become a standout player in the Premier League.

“I think he needs to keep everything good that he has, like his physical condition and his pass, and perfect the cross a bit more.

“The World Champions title would give him a seat among the best. I had the chance to win the World Cup twice and to play in three finals in a row but he's young and on the right path.

“In the future, he'll be one of the best right-backs ever in England and the world.

“There's a big difference between a professional athlete and a football player. The advice I would give is to be a professional athlete.

“Concentration, dedication, commitment. It's all about the mentality, being focused 24 hours on what you're doing.”

Alexander-Arnold is considered to have overturned the definition of being a full-back, with his game about significantly more than only keeping rivals out. 

His amazing assist count for Liverpool has been taken to 38 through 144 fixtures, with a telling commitment being made at the two sides of the field. 


source: SportMob