Paul Merson praises Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent Alexander Arnold at Anfield

Alexander-Arnold has netted two goals and has made one assist in 10 Champions League outings this term.

Trent Alexander-Arnold says he is looking forward to testing himself against Cristiano Ronaldo in Liverpool's upcoming Champions League final with Real Madrid.

In that game he successfully nullified City's hotshot winger Leroy Sane on the way to being named the official man of the match, as the Reds tore the Premier League winners apart 3-0 at Anfield.

"You know a lot about him and the likes of (Lionel) Messi because you watch them on YouTube when you're growing up, you always watch those type of players".

While Ronaldo has been at the summit of the game for over a decade and is aiming to become a five-time European champion in Kiev, Alexander-Arnold's first full season around the Liverpool first team is just approaching its thrilling conclusion.

"They sent a few invites to my school for my age group specifically and the teachers asked who wanted to go".

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Alexander-Arnold was five years old when Ronaldo signed for Manchester United Credit GETTY IMAGES

Whilst Alexander-Arnold admits it will be an honour to play against a star he once adulated, he will be relishing the test the three-time Balon d'Or victor presents.

'There's loads of belief there within the membership in the meanwhile and I am feeling the belief.

With all of the plaudits flying his way, could there be an England call-up on the agenda in the near future?

'With Ronaldo being one of the greats, probably one of the best players ever, it's going to be an honour to hopefully play against him, ' Alexander-Arnold said.

And Alexander-Arnold, speaking after collecting the Young Player of the Season prize for the second year in a row at Liverpool's Players' Awards ceremony, wants to take his number of appearances to a dozen against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

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