Jon Flanagan returned to action .

Cafu sends tweet to Jon Flanagan

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Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan was greeted in style as he made his long-awaited return from injury against Exeter City on Wednesday night.

After more than 600 days out of action, the talented full-back replaced Conor Randall after 51 minutes at Anfield. 

Flanagan, of course, has endured a torrid couple of years having undergone two separate knee operations on Merseyside. 


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Now, though, he has returned to the first-team setup in pursuit of proving his credentials to new boss Jurgen Klopp.

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard sent an Instagram message to the defender earlier on in the day to wish his former teammate all the best. 

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And another legend of the game was certainly pleased to see Flanagan return to the field of play during the FA Cup third round replay clash. 

Cafu tweet 

Brazil hero Cafu expressed his delight at seeing the Liverpool man - and friend - return against Exeter. 

Cafu tweeted: "I have a thousand tweets! I guess it's the return of a friend to the field!!! @LFC"

It was certainly an emotional moment for Flanagan, who will now be determined to get back to doing what he does best. 

Liverpool v Exeter City - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay

The defender, of course, played his part as the Reds comfortably progressed to the fourth round of the competition. 

Will Flanagan become a key player for Liverpool in the near future? Have your say below! 

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Steven Gerrard
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