Matip suffers tear against BVB confirms Liverpool boss Klopp

Angelo Anderson
July 23, 2018

Curtis Jones - 7: An elegant presence out on the left, continues to impress both with and without the ball, rare to see a young player so composed at this level, some nice interchanges with Robertson.

While Klopp insisted it was not the same injury that kept him out of the Champions League final and Liverpool's top-four run-in, he speculated that Matip could have suffered a "small tear".

Pennsylvania-born Pulisic joined Dortmund in February 2015, just three months before Klopp ended seven-year stay as manager at the Bundesliga side.

The former Germany Under-21 global was responsible for the German side's third and final goal.

For Dortmund, Pulisic somehow found his side a way back into the game, winning a penalty midway through the second half having worked nicely in the box.

To have any chance he needed a strong pre-season, but it has gone anything but.

James Milner took the armband for Liverpool and nearly doubled his side's lead 11 minutes after the restart when he curled an effort towards the top corner, only to see it fly narrowly over the crossbar with the goalkeeper beaten.

Christian Pulisic Liverpool Borussia Dortmund ICC 2018
Matip suffers tear against BVB confirms Liverpool boss Klopp

Fortunately for Liverpool, the German couldn't hit the target from around 40 yards out, putting his rushed shot wide.

Shortly before Liverpool took the lead in the friendly, Karius scuffed a clearance directly to Dortmund forward Maximilian Phillip but the striker wasn't able to punish the error.

Pulisic efforts then set up Jacob Bruun Larsen to score Dortmund's final goal late on.

Karius produced another error in a 3-1 pre-season defeat to Borussia Dortmund, though this one did not lead to a goal.

Liverpool last week completed the signing of Alisson from Roma for £65 million - the highest ever transfer fee for a goalkeeper.

For 91 minutes of the match, Loris Karius had little to do despite conceded two goals, with the first from the penalty spot and another guided through his defender's legs.


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