Liverpool 2 – Porto 0
Liverpool are in the box seat to progress past Porto into the Champions League semifinals.
The Reds beat the Dragons 2-0 at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Last weekend at Southampton, Naby Keita scored his first goal for Liverpool.
Keita is now on a roll after he scored Liverpool’s opener against Porto thanks to a large deflection.
Liverpool’s second goal was class as they sliced through Porto’s defence with Roberto Firmino applying the finishing touch.
Iker Casillas slams Liverpool on social media
After the match, Porto goalie Iker Casillas slammed Liverpool on social media.
Casillas posted two images on his Twitter account.
The first image was a close up of Mohamed Salah’s foot going into Danilo Pereira’s shin.
Did Salah even make a legitimate attempt to win the ball?
Thankfully Danilo Pereira wasn’t badly hurt in the incident.
Not only did Salah avoid being sent off, he wasn’t even booked for his high boot.
Soy 100 por 100 optimista!! Teniendo en cuenta los resultados de octavos de @ChampionsLeague no podemos pensar que la eliminatoria está perdida. Falta el juego en Dragao y vamos a luchar por pasar a las semifinales. Gracias a todos los portistas por el apoyo en Liverpool!! pic.twitter.com/3w1xst6ULP
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) April 9, 2019
Casillas also picked up on a second incident involving Trent Alexander-Arnold.
In the still image, it’s clear that Alexander-Arnold handled the ball in the Liverpool penalty area.
Yet again Porto felt hard-done-by as no penalty was given.
Moreover UEFA does not even appear to be applying its aggressive rewriting of the handball law consistently. This is also not a deliberate handball, but Alexander-Arnold’s arm is further from his body than Rose’s was. Yet no penalty, even post-VAR… https://t.co/A0VgfIdvFX pic.twitter.com/oarSCuxyqd
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) April 9, 2019
Iker Casillas is still confident
Casillas balanced his negativity towards Liverpool with a positive message for the Porto fans. He wrote:
I’m 100% optimistic! Considering the results of quarterfinals in the Champions League we cannot think that the tie is lost.
We will fight to move to the semifinals. Thanks to all the fans for the support in Liverpool!