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Flanagan delighted at Cafu comparisons.

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Liverpool supporters have praised John Flanagan for his recent fine performances, by nick naming the youngster the “Red Cafu”. 

The Brazilian Cafu, who won the World Cup in 2002 with his country was argubly the best full back of his generation, in a star studded Brazilian squad, playing in their pomp, with the likes of Ronaldinho, the original Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Roberto Carlos in that team at that time. 

But the Liverpudlian was star struck when the former Brazilian great, now aged 43, took to Twitter who sais he would take a real interest in young Flanagan’s promising career so far. 

Cafu Tweeted. 

I have fan tweets who say RedCafu is Flanagan at Liverpool. I must watch more Premier league to see both !

Flanagan was obviously delighted at the comments from Cafu, and stated…

“There’s been a few comments going around the training ground, about that,” said Flanagan. “But it’s just brilliant having him [Cafu] commenting”. 

“To see a tweet from Cafu, someone I’ve looked up to, a brilliant right-back all of his life for Brazil, AC Milan and others – for him to comment on me is amazing really”. 

“You think: Is it real and did he really tweet that? It’s a great boost for me. Some fans call me stuff, some fans call me other stuff! But for him to notice me and say he’s going to watch me is just brilliant.

“He’s a legend in the game, so hopefully I can keep improving and maybe one day reach the top like he did.” 

Flanagan has a wise head on young shoulders, and has been in a rich vein of form all season long, after breaking into the Liverpool first team, he scored his first goal for the club in a 5-0 win against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, the result which proved to be the end for then Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas, who was sacked that Monday. 

His form at Liverpool may even give him an outside chance of a World Cup place. 

No pressure then… 

By Ben Reardon 

@BenReardon1

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