Riise: Roma – Lazio will be like Merseyside derby

“I have heard that the game will be like Liverpool – Everton if not better, the atmosphere will be electric and we want to do very well,” Riise told Asroma.no.

“I played many derbies in Liverpool and I am anxious to play Lazio. I am hoping we continue to do as we did against Chelsea.”

“I have a great relationship with the coach and I am delighted he chose me,” added the stopper.

“I still can’t speak Italian too well but I am having lessons every week and I hope I learn quickly.”