Paper Talk: Liverpool to return for Bundesliga starlet

Date published: Friday 16th September 2016 7:53

Christian Pulisic (c): Wanted at Afield

Christian Pulisic (c): Wanted at Afield

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will make another move to sign USA starlet Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund next summer.


Liverpool will make another move to sign Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic again next summer, according to a report.

Bleacher Report claim that Jurgen Klopp has identified the youngster, who turns 18 on Sunday, as one of the hottest prospects in Europe and the Reds will make a concerted effort to lure him away from the Bundesliga club next year.

The USA international was the subject of interest from Liverpool over the summer, but it’s understood Dortmund told potential suitors that Pulisic was not for sale.

Pulisic, from Hershey, Pennsylvania, registered an assist Dormund’s 6-0 win over Legia Warsaw in midweek and scored twice in nine appearances last season. The Bundesliga club have been eager to rush the player into the first team too quickly but such is his progress that he is destined for a big season this time around.

The player has also worked with Klopp during the Liverpool boss’ time in Germany and can play all across the midfield, including as a No. 10 and he recently opened his account for the national team and now has three goals in eight appearances.


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