Flanagan is called "The Scouse Cafu" by Liverpool's fans
Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan returned to the team in their FA Cup win against Exeter City to the delight of a former World Cup winning captain.
Flanagan had missed 619 days of action for Liverpool due to knee injuries and Cafu was delighted to see the 23-year-old return to action.
I have a thousand tweets! I guess it's the return of a friend to the field!!! @LFC— Cafu. (@officialcafu) January 20, 2016
The two men struck up an unlikely friendship during Liverpool's unsuccessful run to win the Premier League in 2014. The Brazilan claimed that Flanagan could become one of the best left-backs in the World.
Flanagan was one of the stars of the Brendan Rodgers team and was nicknamed "The Scouse Cafu" by The Kop faithful.
Me and the legend Cafu pic.twitter.com/wyKASxybiC— jon flanagan (@jon_flan93) May 10, 2014
Liverpool return to action at the weekend. They are away to Norwich City on Saturday.