Representing Liverpool in the Champions League qualifies as a "dream come true" for Trent Alexander-Arnold.
"We had to get the win".
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.
The teenager impressed in Liverpool FC's victories over FC Porto, Manchester City and AS Roma in the Champions League knockout phase.
Despite making seven Premier League appearances in the 2016/17 season, it has been the current campaign where the right-back has made a name for himself as a flying full-back who is on the cusp of earning a Champions League medal at the ripe age of 19.
Alexander-Arnold and his Liverpool team-mates celebrate against Manchester City in the Champions League
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.
"It's massive to get it from the Kop and all the fans. I'm really pleased with how it's gone this season and I want to play the last game as well".
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. "Hopefully, it will be better, if they can, next season", he added. I enjoy it no matter what.
"I could tell that from the first time I saw him and the way his family have responded from me going to see him has given him that bit more motivation to fight his illness and try to get back to full health. Every time I can play in front of the Kop especially is a dream".