AS Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has said that he believes Alisson might be the best goalkeeper in the world and finding a replacement is tough.
For the second summer transfer window running, Liverpool have signed Roma’s best player and while the Reds have spent just over £100million to sign Alisson and Mo Salah, it’s fair to say the Romans should feel hard done by.
Signing for Liverpool for a reported fee in the region of £67million, Alisson adds genuine world-class ability to Jürgen Klopp’s backline and has elevated his new side into talk of winning the Premier League title.
And Eusebio Di Francesco, head coach at Roma, believes the Brazilian could be the best goalkeeper in the world and says it’s “not easy” to replace a player of his stature.
Di Francesco said: “Choices were made, linked in with many situations.
“It’s not easy to replace Alisson, who is perhaps the best goalkeeper in the world. Robin [Olsen] proved his quality at the World Cup, he is ready and he will start on Sunday.”
Later this evening, Liverpool play their second Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and Alisson is likely to be called into action more than he was against West Ham on the opening day of the season.
The likes of Christian Benteke will test his ability to deal with aerial bombardment while Wilfred Zaha will also be a menace.