Iker Casillas gets salty on social media after Porto's Champions League defeat to Liverpool 2 years ago

Iker Casillas gets salty on social media after Porto's Champions League defeat to Liverpool

Iker Casillas has been accused of showing a lack of class after Porto fell to a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday night

The Champions League quarter-final first leg at Anfield was not short of talking points as VAR again took centre-stage.

Advertisement

Some felt that Porto ought to have been awarded a penalty when a defensive mix-up between Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold saw him accidentally handle the ball in the box while many thought Mohamed Salah was lucky to stay on the pitch for an awfully-timed late challenge on Danilo Pereira.

With everything still to play for in the return leg, Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas appeared to take a veiled dig at the refereeing decisions that went against his side in Liverpool.

Casillas tweeted out photographs of the two incidents involving Alexander-Arnold and Salah before assuring supporters that the team would "fight to make it through to the semi-finals" when Porto host the Reds at the Estádio do Dragão next week.

Liverpool fans on social media didn't take kindly to Casillas' complaints, however, and accused him of being a bad loser.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said of the victory: "It was a good game, a good game, a controlled game in a lot of moments. We deserved the win, 100 per cent, we scored two wonderful goals and we were - in a lot of situations - really dangerous, on the right side especially with Mo, Hendo and Trent, the crosses and the passes. Overall, a really good performance.

"They had a bit too many set-pieces because they are really good in that and you don’t want to give them away, but that’s how it is - they go for it as well and we defended them well.

"The problem was a little bit the second half, we gave one or two counter-attacks away and then we had to control it a bit more. We lost the direction in the play a bit, we didn’t play that clear anymore.

Advertisement

"We were still around in the box and all that stuff, that was good, but then for defending the counter-attacks we had to work really hard and it costs you then a little bit, you lose a bit of rhythm. That’s what happened.

He added: "I would have loved it if Sadio’s goal would have counted because it was a brilliant situation, a brilliant situation. All good, 2-0, the game is still on, we have to go there, we have to fight.

"Porto will try everything to strike back – and that will be a really tough game again, but that’s how it should be in the quarter-finals. We will be ready."