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.
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”.