Paul Merson praises Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold says he has been living the dream this season and is keen to nail down a Champions League final starting spot.

The 19-year-old is expected to feature in Liverpool FC's clash against La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final later this month.

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

Jurgen Klopp's charges thrashed Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday to finish in fourth position on the standings.

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And we've had the feeling throughout the [run] that we could have scored at least two goals per game. That's really [crazy], because we aren't Barcelona, we aren't Real Madrid or Bayern Munich.

"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", he said.

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 numbers that he does season in, season out are absolutely unbelievable, but come May 26 we'll be looking to stop him and the rest of Real Madrid.

"I'm really enjoying playing when I get the chance to play and more often than not I've played this season". That's what we came out to do and that's what we've done.

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. "I'm really pleased with how it's gone this season and I want to play the last game as well". I try to go out there and play with a smile on my face, that's what I was told to do when I was young.