Diego Perotti says Alisson’s departure to Liverpool is “a big loss”

Diego Perotti says Alisson's departure to Liverpool is "a big loss"

Alisson’s former teammate Diego Perotti has spoken about the Brazilian leaving the club before it has been made official, saying it’s a “big loss” for Roma.

Liverpool are set to sign Alisson from Roma for a world record fee for a goalkeeper of £66.6 million, greatly strengthening the weakest part of the side.

Loris Kairus has proven to be unreliable and his double clanger in the Champions League final against Real Madrid has prompted Jürgen Klopp to replace him with one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Perotti, teammates with Alisson at Roma, has spoken about the Brazilian leaving before his mega-money move to Merseyside has been confirmed.

Perotti admitted that Alisson is “a big loss for us, but Roma continued after Mohamed Salah and Radja Nainggolan too.

“He was a really important goalkeeper for us and his saves rescued a lot of points and games last season, but that is football.

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“I will say that a club never acts to damage itself, as every move is made to improve the team overall. We’ll see how it goes at the end of the season.

“Admittedly, Alisson is a big loss for us, because he’s a great guy, was a strong part of the locker room dynamic and we’re sorry to see him go, but life is like that.

“It happened with Salah and Nainggolan, Roma continued and will carry on, so we must do just as well as last season.”

Alisson will sign a contract in the next 36 hours worth £5.3 million. His arrival signals a massive show of intent from Jürgen Klopp ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

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