Published: Mon, April 02, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Roma have nothing to lose against Barca, says Materazzi

Roma have nothing to lose against Barca, says Materazzi

"We're not just trying to sell players", Pallotta said during an interview with Sirius XM radio on Wednesday.

The Egyptian scored 36 goals with Liverpool in all competitions, including 28 goals in the Premier League, making him the league's top goal scorer.

Rush also said that he would be happy for Salah to go on and break his single-season goalscoring record of 47 goals.

And now Italian publication Corriere dello Sport report that Roma president Jim Pallotta has spoken with sporting director Monchi about the price at which they would be willing to sell Alisson.

Salah has already nearly doubled his output of 15 goals for Roma in Serie A last season _ which was a career-high for the speedy Egypt worldwide.

'There are only two players I have seen that can play at that level, and that's Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo'.

If he scores against Palace he will equal the record for a 38-match season, set by Ronaldo in 2007-08 and Robin van Persie in 2012-13.

Iker Casillas
Iker Casillas

"He's been absolutely wonderful but the thing with Salah is that he is so down-to-earth as well".

Barcelona knocked out reigning Premier League champions Chelsea through a 4-1 aggregate win, including a 1-1 draw away at Stamford Bridge and a Lionel Messi masterclass during the return leg.

As well as backing Barca to progress over the two legs, Materazzi also expects Real Madrid to prevail against Juventus in a repeat of last season's final.

"I've never worked with him so can only talk from having watched him".

"The only way you can prevent quality players is through the collective work of the team". "We really don't have a necessity to sell Alisson".

"We have (Cengiz) Under locked up, we have a five-year deal with him".

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