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Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan flattered by Cafu comparisons

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Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has admitted he is flattered after being complimented by legendary Brazil full-back Cafu.

The two-times FIFA World Cup winner tweeted an acknowledgement of Flanagan’s current form and the youngster is delighted to have caught his attention.

There's been a few comments going around the training ground about that," he said, as reported by the Daily Express. "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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