Iker Casillas sends thanks to Liverpool supporters

Iker Casillas expressed his gratitude to Liverpool's supporters for the reception he was given by the Kop at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Spain legend was in goal for FC Porto in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie and denied the Reds victory with a stunning save from Danny Ings’ header in the 88th minute.

“I would like to thank the Liverpool fans for that lovely detail,” said Casillas. “Applauding a player from the opposite team does not happen very often.

“You could see that this was a different game to the first leg. We wanted to give a better impression of ourselves – not just for us, but for the fans here and those back in Porto.

“We were good in defence and in attack and were just missing that goal that would have made this an even better result.”