Danny Murphy has rubbished claims of a possible Balon d’or win for Trent

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Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander Arnold has established himself as one of the best players in his position ever since he gained promotion into Liverpool’s senior team.

His talents have delighted Brazilian Legend Cafu who played in a similar position as the Englishman during his playing career.

“He’s a sensational player, a rare talent,” Cafu told FIFA.com.

“If he keeps playing the way he has been, he will be regarded as one of the best players in the world. He has the potential to win [The Best FIFA Men’s Player] award.

“He’s technically brilliant, he has so much quality. He has a Brazilian style of play.

“I love watching him play. And playing in such a great team will help him grow.”

However, former Liverpool player Danny Murphy has labeled the comments as improbable.

“I think he could’ve praised him without talking about the Ballon d’Or,” Murphy said on White and Sawyer on talkSPORT.

“The Ballon d’Or is generally for the goalscorers and the superstars isn’t it?

“But he is a wonderful, wonderful talent…

“He won’t win the Ballon d’Or.

“I think even in a midfield position it’s difficult.

“Can he score goals from midfield and bend in free-kicks and open defences with his passing? Yes.

“But will that ever be enough to be enough to win a Ballon d’Or? [Luka] Modric won one, didn’t he?”

Modric won the Balon d’or in 2018

“Yeah, it’s possible, you never say never, but I don’t think so.

“There’s that much talent around at the moment, defensively you think a centre-half like Virgil van Dijk would probably be one of the few who has the capability.

“But he’s on a different level because he’s an out-and-out defender.”