Pulisic-to-Liverpool talk heightens after father’s revealing words

Date published: Thursday 26th July 2018 10:05 - Matthew Briggs

Christian Pulisic’s father has suggested his transfer to the Premier League is a distinct possibility.

The USA star has long since been linked with a move to England – a league that the 19-year-old has always “aspired to play in”.

Pulisic produced a man-of-the-match display against Liverpool as Borussia Dortmund beat Jurgen Klopp’s men 3-1 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday. And that prompted the Daily Mail to suggest that Real Madrid are watching the Dortmund youngster.

Liverpool though have always been mentioned as the lead suitors in pursuit of Pulisic due to Klopp’s links with Dortmund.

The German coach gave Pulisic his break with the Dortmund first team in February 2015 and he is a firm admirer of the energetic midfielder – along with the Reds American owner John W Henry.

Speaking to Sky Sports his father Mark Pulisic said: “There’s always change. You can think one thing, then you do it, and at the end of the day it wasn’t the right thing.

“Football is crazy. You have to go with the flow and make sure the player feels comfortable, whatever the decision is. There’s no magic formula. Is it right to stay at Dortmund? Who knows. Is it right to move to another club? He might think it is, or someone else might think it is, but it might not be in the player’s mind.

“The only thing we can do is continue to talk with him and make sure he’s always in the loop of what’s going on, present all the facts and the content of what can happen, or will happen. It’s up to the player to make that final call.

“The Premier League is a league where he’s always aspired to be in and play in. As a player nowadays, there are so few players staying at one club throughout a career, the chances of him moving to different clubs and leagues is a high probability.”

In January respected football journalist Raphael Honigstein told The Totally Football Podcast that he’d be very surprised if Liverpool didn’t come in heavily for Pulisic in the summer.

While a month previously, Sports Illustrated journalist Grant Wahl claimed  he thought Pulisic was primed for a summer move to the Premier League.

 

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