Cafu: 'I see myself in Jon Flanagan'

Jon Flanagan of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013
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Former Brazil international Cafu admits that Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has similar attributes to him when he was a young player.

Cafu has said that Jon Flanagan reminds him of himself when he was a young footballer.

The Liverpool defender has drawn comparisons with the former Brazil international since making his first-team debut with the Anfield side.

The 44-year-old told "Liverpool is a team that I follow. Lucas Leiva invited me to the final game of the season, and after the match I got the chance to meet Flanagan again. He has got great potential and I think he has an exciting future ahead of him.

"Hopefully he is going to be a more regular fixture in the World Cup one day, and I wish him all the best in his career.

"He is a very young player with a desire to push himself far. They were the characteristics I had when I was a young, and that self-belief can make you become a good player."

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