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Liverpool Right-Back John Flanagan Flattered by Cafu Praise

Englishman nicknamed the ‘Red Cafu’ is enjoying a fine campaign at the back for his club. 

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Young Liverpool right-back John Flanagan says that he is flattered to have been compared to former Brazil international Cafu, according to reports in the Daily Express.

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The England Under-21 international is currently enjoying an outstanding campaign at the back for the high flying Merseyside giants.

And the 21-year-old’s displays on the right-hand side of the Reds’ back four of late have been so eye catching that they have now led to comparisons being made with the one-time AC Milan right back, with Cafu having now even tweeted to say that he will be watching Flanagan in action.

“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.”

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