Liverpool’s teenage sensation Trent Alexander-Arnold has said that he would be looking to exploit Cristiano Ronaldo’s weaknesses when Liverpool take on Real Madrid.
The two teams take to the field on Saturday in Kiev as they battle for the right to be crowned champion of Europe.
Alexander-Arnold says facing Ronaldo in the champions league final reminds him of the first time he faced Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.
He was 16 years old, was with the academy and it was one of his first games as right back.
“I faced an incredible player like Brandon Barker and it was one of the hardest matches I’ve ever had,” he noted.
“It brings back very bad memories, but that’s where you learn.”
His next rival, three years on from that day, evokes similar comparisons.
“Yes, it will be my biggest challenge,” Alexander-Arnold continued.
“He’s one of the best players I have seen, has done incredible things, and on Saturday we will try to prevent him from doing what he does best.
“But… Ronaldo also has weaknesses, like everyone else.
“I don’t know what those weaknesses are because I haven’t studied them yet, but in the next few days I will watch many videos of him to see how we can cope better.
“Real Madrid don’t only depend on one player either, they have many other threats and are a spectacular team.
“Any player who comes off of the bench is world class, so it will be very hard for us.”