The Real Cafu Heaps Praise on the 'Red Cafu,' Jon Flanagan

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The Real Cafu Heaps Praise on the 'Red Cafu,' Jon Flanagan
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Cafu loves him some "Red Cafu." OK, Jon Flanagan. 

Comparisons have been made between the young Liverpool right-back and the legendary Brazilian right-back, who twice raised the World Cup for Brazil. 

After Liverpool thoroughly dismantled Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday, Cafu tweeted out his support for his semi-namesake:  

This will surely please Flanagan, who told the Express in February that he was flattered by the comparisons and that Cafu had shown his support: 

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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