Klopp reflects on Dortmund defeat, praise for ‘fit’ Sturridge

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Christian Pulisic netted a brace to inspire Borussia Dortmund to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the International Champions Cup.

The 25-year-old made two bad mistakes in the Champions League final, as the Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid, and has endured further errors during pre-season.

Christian Pulisic had an eventful afternoon as Borussia Dortmund met Liverpool in Charlotte, putting in a stunning display before having to talk down security from arresting a young fan who wanted a photo. But the "Man of the Match" award Sunday was sponsored by Heineken and, due to the legal drinking age in the US being 21, Pulisic could not receive it, according to Goal.com.

The sides looked to be heading for penalties until the 89th minute, when 19-year-old American Pulisic fired into the bottom-left corner from the edge of the box following a counter-attack.

But Klopp was more positive about Daniel Sturridge, who fans must be hoping can finally put his injury curses behind him.

And it is certainly warranted from the 25-year-old, despite a series of lacklustre displays during meaningless pre-season friendlies this summer.

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Pulisic has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent seasons with United, Liverpool and Chelsea all said to be monitoring his situation.

"We got him because he is the player he is and now we want to work with that". But in this moment he's in a really good club for his development.

"I think a few players thought after five minutes: 'Wow, where are we here?' So that was the football we played in the first half". For this, there's still space for development.

"I'm talking about him like so many other goalkeepers". If he would at one point join us I don't know. We did our business and Dortmund are doing theirs.

Two second-half mistakes resulted in Madrid goals and handed them their 13th European crown, before it was subsequently revealed that he had suffered a concussion shortly before the first error.

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