Pic: Marca's headline about Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool was just a bit patronising 5 years ago

Pic: Marca's headline about Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool was just a bit patronising

Whiff of arrogance off this headline...

To many, Liverpool were going to be lambs to the slaughter as they went into a match against arguably the best team on the planet last night. With Brendan Rodgers resting several key players, it was thought that they would be pummelled by the Galacticos of Madrid.

Real Madrid CF v Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League

They battled manfully and only lost 1-0 to a first-half strike from the brilliant Karim Benzema (pic above). The Madrid newspaper Marca were a bit dismissive of the Liverpool effort as you can see from the headline in prominent Spanish paper Marca this morning...

Admittedly, Real Madrid looked like they had several gears to move through if needed, but anything could have happened in those closing minutes such is the unpredictable nature of football and to suggest that it was 'little more than a friendly' is a tad disrespectful to say the least.