Ex-Roma goalkeeper Francesco Antonioli believes his former employers signed the wrong replacement for Alisson this summer. After a two-year spell at Roma, Brazil international Alisson made the switch to Anfield in the recent transfer window after Liverpool forked out £66.8million to acquire the shot-stopper’s services.
The Giallorossi ended up spending 12million euros to sign Swedish keeper Robin Olsen from Copenhagen but the new arrival has found life tough so far, having conceded seven goals in four Serie A matches.
Antonioli, who kept goal for Roma during their Scudetto-winning season of 2000-01, believes the Italian club should have looked at other options instead, picking out Mattia Perin and Gianluigi Donnarumma.
“Olsen? I watched him for Sweden, he seems like a good goalkeeper and in Italy he can get even better,” he said. “Who would I have signed? It’s always a safe bet when you sign an Italian. Perin or Donnarumma would’ve been the ideal replacements for Alisson.”