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Barcelona’s Ter Stegen names his top five goalkeepers in the world

  • Barcelona face Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night
  • Ahead of the game Marc-Andre ter Stegen named his top five goalkeepers
  • His opposite number, Liverpool target Alisson, was among his five choices
  • ‘I can’t evaluate who is the best… each one has his own way of playing,’ he said 

David De Gea, Ederson and Liverpool target Alisson are among the top five goalkeepers in the world, according to Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Loris Karius will be between the sticks when the Reds face Ederson and Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday night. 

But Jurgen Klopp’s side have been linked with a move for Roma’s Alisson, who will be in the opposite net to Ter Stegen when they face Barcelona in their own quarter-final second-leg.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen believes Roma goalkeeper Alisson is among the top five in the world 

The Barcelona goalkeeper also named Ederson and David De Gea among his five best stoppers

De Gea celebrates during Manchester United's incredible victory over rivals City

The Barcelona goalkeeper also named Ederson and David De Gea among his five best stoppers

'There are many goalkeepers who make the difference,' the German said at a press conference

‘There are many goalkeepers who make the difference,’ the German said at a press conference

Roma trail 4-1 from the first leg but Ter Stegen showed he is a fan of his opposite number by naming him among the best keepers in the world.

‘There are many goalkeepers who make the difference,’ the Germany goalkeeper said at a press conference ahead of the Roma clash.

When pressed on who he thinks the best are, he said: ‘De Gea, (Manuel) Neuer, (Gianluigi) Buffon, Alisson and Ederson.’

The 25-year-old refused to rank his top five, however, claiming: ‘I can’t evaluate who is the best… each one has his own way of playing, and they all fit their own teams.’

There were a number of notable absentees in Ter Stegen’s rankings, including Jan Oblak, Thibaut Courtois and Italian starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Germany's Manuel Neuer and Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon were alson in Ter Stegen's top five

Buffon trains on Tuesday ahead of Juventus' Champions League clash with Real Madrid

Germany’s Manuel Neuer and Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon were also in Ter Stegen’s top five

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was one of a number of absentees from the list

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was one of a number of absentees from the list

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