One Brazilian legend was delighted to see Jon Flanagan return from injury

Flanagan is called "The Scouse Cafu" by Liverpool's fans

BY Daniel Kelly 10:48 Thursday 21 January 2016, 10:48 21 Jan 2016

Flanagan and Cafu met in 2014. Picture by Jon Flanagan

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. 

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. 

Liverpool return to action at the weekend. They are away to Norwich City on Saturday. 

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