Liverpool: Joel Matip injury concerns Jurgen Klopp - Premier League 2018

Liverpool: Joel Matip injury concerns Jurgen Klopp - Premier League 2018

Liverpool: Joel Matip injury concerns Jurgen Klopp - Premier League 2018

Pulisic dominated the match and scored two goals as his side went on to beat Jurgen Klopp's men 3-1 during the pre-season encounter.

Five minutes later, the Reds broke the deadlock through Virgil Van Dijk, who headed home Andrew Robertson's corner.

Pulisic nearly completed the hat trick in the 93rd minute but his blast from in close was stopped and the rebound went to teammate Jacob Bruun Larsen who deposited it into the empty net as Dortmund improved to 2-0 in the 18-team pre-season tournament.

But at half-time, the 19-year-old was brought on and his substitution met with an eruption among the fans, by far and away the biggest cheer of the night aside from the opening rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone.

We'd love to see him in England, that's for sure. They get a chance to make amends though when facing Liverpool in the same competition in the early hours of Thursday morning, and we fancy goals in New Jersey.

Origi, a son to former Harambee Stars worldwide skipper Mike Okoth, had a disappointing campaign last season that was punctuated with a loan spell at German side VfL Wolfsburg.

But against Dortmund, Klopp's first-choice back-up Joel Matip lasted just 17 minutes before walking off with a suspected thigh injury.

He's also said to be "shocked" by the lack of communication from Klopp that he wanted to sign a new goalkeeper - not that Klopp owes him any favours. "I think he'll be fine".

While a third supporter questioned if he was still having health issues.

Better was to follow for the American, a target for Sunday's opponents, as he put the Germans into the lead with a minute to play.

Liverpool broke the world transfer record for a goalkeeper when they landed Alisson Becker from Roma last week.

Other European giants in the competition, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, AC Milan and PSG, are also using the annual event to add money to their swelling coffers.

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