Cafu, who made 142 appearances for Brazil and won two World Cups, was asked who he believes the next best full-back in world football will be- and sensationally selected Liverpool’s Jon Flanagan as his choice.
The quotes come via FourFourTwo, as Cafu revealed his admiration for a man who has struggled for game-time recently.
“I paid him a visit not long ago,”
“We had lunch and took some pictures together. He is very fit and has everything required to be one of the best full-backs in the world”
It’s a bold claim, and one that’s led to a lot of laughter in the bar, as Flanagan isn’t even considered to be the best full-back at Liverpool by many; who prefer England international Nathaniel Clyne.
We wouldn’t like to point at one of the world’s best ever players and say he’s wrong but it’s extremely difficult in this situation…
Liverpool fans, could Flanagan really become one of the best in the world? Let us know in the comments below!