Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold relishing clash with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

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"Yes, he's made mistakes but he's always bounced back and to be the best player on the pitch in a Champions League semi-final is phenomenal". "It will be a huge test for everyone and hopefully we come out on top". To secure the Champions League again is massive. The numbers that he does season in, season out are completely unbelievable.

Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold has insisted will not be overawed by lining up against Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo when the two sides meet in the Champions League final.

Trent and eight-year old Louis have developed a tight-knot bond after meeting in September and LFC Young Player of the Year has visited the cerebral palsy sufferer on more than occasion, as he revealed to the Liverpool Echo back in February.

The 19-year-old had played only 12 first-team matches prior to this campaign, but has established himself as a key man for Jurgen Klopp, particularly in Europe.

"To play in the big games Alexander-Arnold has played in, considering where he's come from, is remarkable", Merson told Sky Sports.

Alexander-Arnold was presented with the young players' Golden Samba - a prestigious fans' award - as the Liverpool team completed a lap of appreciation around the Anfield pitch following the win over Brighton. "We have done it again for next season and hopefully we'll get as far as we have this season". Every lad in my class put their hand up so the only fair way was to pick names out of a hat.

"I want to challenge myself and test myself against the best players in the world and there's not many people better than the likes of Ronaldo".

"That is why I have continued to go and see him and support him on his journey".