Cape Town - Roma winger Diego Perotti has admitted that
Alisson Becker, who has just signed for Liverpool, is a big loss for i
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Alisson to sign for Liverpool?
Alisson has joined Liverpool for a reported
75 million Euros, making him the world's most expensive goalkeeper.
The Brazilian impressed in goal for Roma
during his two-year spell at the club, helping them to last season's Champions
League semi-finals, where they lost to Liverpool.
"He was a really important goalkeeper
for us and his saves rescued a lot of points and games last season, but that is
football," Perotti told Sky Sports News in Italy.
"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."
Apart from Alisson, Roma have already lost
Radja Nainggolan to Inter Milan in this transfer window. Last year, they sold
Mohamed Salah to Liverpool. According to Perotti, the club has proved that it
can move forward despite big-name exits.
"It happened with Salah and
Nainggolan, Roma continued and will carry on, so we must do just as well as
last season," he said.
"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."