Riise hails Roma's Totti and Liverpool's Gerrard...
His greatest memory of playing at Anfield is winning the 2005 Champions League final when they came back from 3-0 down to beat Milan.
And the nostalgia of life in the Premier League is clear and present for the ex-Reds wing-back.
"Steven was a brilliant captain for many years at Liverpool and a he is a great leader," Riise told his official blog johnarneriise.no.
"We have great memories together and the final of 2005 in the Champions League can never be forgotten.
"I played with Gerrard for many seasons and learned plenty. He is a great footballer and a great person.
"I have played with many great footballers in my career and two of them are Gerrard and Totti. Both a great players, loyal and pleasant."
Roma take on Fiorentina at the weekend as reports continue to link Riise with a Premier League return.