Liverpool fans are desperate for their club to sign Iker Casillas on a short-term deal after the Spanish stopper shared a moment of class with the Kop.
Liverpool progressed comfortably to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night, drawing 0-0 with Porto while holding a 5-0 aggregate lead from the first leg.
Perhaps the only two moments of interest from the match both came from Iker Casillas. The 36-year-old Real Madrid legend was benched for the first leg but started at Anfield after José Sá’s horror show in the 5-0 defeat in Portugal.
Casillas leapt wonderfully to prevent Danny Ings from finding the opening goal, after he had shared a mutual applause with the Kop. Liverpool fans are now all saying the same thing – that the Spaniard should be brought in as Loris Karius’ deputy.
It’s no secret that Liverpool have had goalkeeper problems for years, though Loris Karius’ recent form suggests those troubles may soon be over. Many fans have linked the issues to goalkeeping coach John Achterberg, who spent most of his playing days at Tranmere Rovers.
Reds fans are now hoping Casillas will join them in the summer, with some suggesting he could double up as Achterberg’s replacement and a second-choice keeper.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Would love to see him deputize Karius next year and take on UCL duties. Absolute legend. Karius would stand to learn loads. Fill those experience gaps John Achterberg didn't pick up at Tranmere.
— Brian Bodemann (@VanMatchWinner) March 6, 2018
If Mignolet leaves Liverpool we should sign Casillas
— R? (@r7465__) March 7, 2018
Can we just sign Casillas as our new GK coach?
— Paolo (@Paul9H) March 7, 2018
Hope we sign Casillas in the summer
— Paul (@paultheginge) March 7, 2018
Imagine if Casillas was our GK coach though.
— mane (@KopTalkBollocks) March 7, 2018
I want Casillas at Liverpool. Whether that's a backup to Karius or as a coach, his experience would be invaluable.
— George? (@George__O) March 6, 2018
Iker Casillas as Simon Mignolet replacement is needed if we aren't signing a new starting GK in the summer
— Фрэнк (@RedOesterCult) March 7, 2018