Real Madrid's legendary goalkeeper Casillas recently accepted an interview with the media. He talked about the 0-4 loss to Liverpool in the 2009 Champions League knockout.
Casillas once represented Porto to Liverpool in the Champions League twice in 2018 and 2019. He was warmly welcomed by Liverpool fans during his two visits to Anfield. Many people recalled his match ten years ago. Excellent play at Liverpool.
In that game, Liverpool had a 1-0 away lead from the start, and on that night, Liverpool poured Real Madrid 4 goals and advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals with a total score of 5-0. But in fact, Liverpool had a chance that night to rewrite their record of 11-0 Stromgast's biggest Champions League win in 1974. If it weren't for Casillas' high resistance that night and a series of wonderful saves, the game would have been beaten by Liverpool.
In an interview with The New York Times, Casillas recalled the match in March 2009, and he admitted that the match caused him to leave in tears.
"This game makes me feel helpless, not angry. I feel frustrated and sad, because it means that Real Madrid has not reached the Champions League final for seven consecutive years." Casillas told reporters: "You can lose in the knockouts. We lost a game and we lost 0-1 in the first round, but 0-4?"
"I feel the helplessness of Real Madrid fans watching the match in Liverpool and Real Madrid fans around the world."