Cafu comments on Jon Flanagan – ‘The Red Cafu’

There have been plenty of comments by LFC supporters who have dubbed Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan ‘the Red Cafu’ and now Cafu himself has made comments about the young player.

Two-times Brazil World Cup winner Cafu seems flattered by the comparison, made on the basis of Flanagans similar performances on the pitch and made the trip to watch the youngster play in the game against Newcastle last weekend.

Speaking to The Manchester Evening News, the great man is reported as saying:

“I first started hearing about him by watching Premier League matches and observing his performance along with other players,”

“I then started seeing some news saying he is the Red Cafu!

“So there’s nothing better than coming to the city and taking a picture with my successor.

“He is a good player; still young and developing, but already gaining recognition at Liverpool and he might even have an opportunity with the English national team.

“He’ll be a great English player in the future.

“He has speed, strength and determination.

“He’s an athlete who goes after it and never gives it up.

“That’s exactly what I used to do; there were no missing chances for me, no tiredness and no being dejected.

“I see that style in him too. I hope he continues that way and achieves as many trophies as I did.”


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Lisa Thomas

is a mum of two, based in the UK. Her youngest son is named for Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard which proves her complete devotion to the Redmen, her eldest is named for Luke Skywalker, but that’s another story! She loves to write both factual and creative content for websites, articles and reports and works for an integrated Digital Marketing Agency; www.visionfive.co.uk She hopes one day to meet Steven Gerrard face to face.

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