Jurgen Klopp, Lucien Favre on Christian Pulisic’s Development, Potential

Yesterday saw the debut of Christian Pulisic in a Chelsea FC shirt, as he came on as a second half substitute during a friendly being played in Japan. It marked a massive moment for American soccer, as the most expensive American born player in history debuted with his new team.

Elsewhere in the world, in South Bend, Indiana, two of his former coaches (sort of) spoke of the Chelsea winger’s promise and development. At Notre Dame Stadium (a venue that Jurgen Klopp finds “brilliant”), Pulisic’s former club, Borussia Dortmund, beat Liverpool FC 3-2 before 43,000 heat soaked fans.

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Liverpool FC Manager Jurgen Klopp Very Impressed by Notre Dame Stadium

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp described Notre Dame Stadium as “brilliant” tonight. His Reds began their preseason tour of the United States tonight with a 3-2 friendly defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund at The House that Knute Rockne Built. Over 43,000 battled the abnormally sweltering mid-July heat to watch the clash at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Yesterday, when Klopp held his prematch news conference, he had seen Notre Dame’s college football facilities, but he hadn’t seen the stadium as of yet. His inability to say anything about it led to some news outlets misinterpreting his comments, and taking it out of context.

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Liverpool vs BVB News and Notes: Starting XI, Harry Wilson, #YNWA, Heat

Liverpool FC began their preseason tour of the United States tonight with a friendly against Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

The match got off to a very rough start, as Liverpool’s team of largely reserve players fell behind 3-1 early in the second half, of a match that was much more lopsided than it sounds. Here’s the team sheet and starting XI for both sides:

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Liverpool FC News: Klopp, Henderson, Sturridge, Notre Dame Stadium

Liverpool will take to the pitch at Notre Dame Stadium tomorrow night, where they’ll face Borussia Dortmund, and thus kick-off the club’s three destination pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and team captain Jordan Henderson addressed the media at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, ahead of tomorrow’s exhibition.

Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour has now now arrived. Go here for part one of today’s LFC at ND news and notes. We begin with the YouTube of the Klopp and Henderson press conference today.

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Liverpool News, Transfer Talk: Jurgen Klopp, Peter Moore, Notre Dame, Women’s Team

Liverpool Football Club will be at Notre Dame Stadium to face Borussia Dortmund tomorrow night to kick-off the club’s three stop pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. Later today, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will address the media at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana, ahead of tomorrow’s friendly against his former club.

The LFC tour also includes stops at Fenway Park in Boston (versus Sevilla on Sunday) and Yankee Stadium in New York (versus Sporting Lisbon next Wednesday). Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour is now here.

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Liverpool News and Transfer Talk: USA Tour, Club Legends, Grabara

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Liverpool Football Club will be at Notre Dame Stadium to face Borussia Dortmund Friday night kicking-off the club’s three stop pre-season exhibition tour of the United States. On Thursday, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will address the media in South Bend, Indiana and at the University of Notre Dame, ahead of the friendly versus his former club.

The LFC tour also includes stops at Fenway Park in Boston (versus Sevilla on Sunday) and Yankee Stadium in New York (versus Sporting Lisbon next Wednesday). Here are some of the news and notes circulating in the LFC online community as the start of the USA tour draws near.

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Liverpool FC Transfer Talk: Simon Mignolet, Left Back Replacement

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has sort of sent some mixed messages about the transfer market this summer. First he had said that his club, as well as any that wishes to get to/remain at the top must spend big every window. Later, Klopp implied that not much of anything is going to happen this window, by saying the additions have already been made.

That said, we still have a couple of LFC transfer news items to cover on this Monday. First, back-up goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will be staying put this summer, and secondly, the Reds may be in the hunt to acquire a new left back before the window closes.

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Jurgen Klopp Says Liverpool Won’t Have a Big, Busy Transfer Window

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made comments that will certainly bring down expectations of what the club could/might/will do this summer transfer window. It remains to be seen whether this is mind games or not, but it’s quite clear that this summer will not be like 2018, the best summer transfer window in their history.

Beyond that, it was among the most fruitful transfer windows that any outfit anywhere has ever had. The Merseyside club spent north of £170 million on goalkeeper Alisson, and midfielders Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.

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Manchester United Mocked By Liverpool Fans with Australia Airplane Stunt

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Liverpool-Manchester United is a rivalry that impacts sports fans all over the world. The northwest England blood-feud competition exists in the hearts and minds of supporters globally, as both clubs have a massive following on every continent.

On Thursday we saw an incident in Australia, where United are currently training for the upcoming season. A group of Liverpool fans took their acrimony to the other side of the world, where they flew an airplane over United’s training session at the WACA Cricket Ground in Perth.

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Liverpool News and Transfer Talk: Elliott, Moreno, Van den Berg, Sturridge, Origi

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The Liverpool FC summer transfer window is finally starting to come alive. We had an exclusive interview  a couple weeks ago with Ian Rush, and during the Q&A the clubs’s all-time leading scorer said that he expects Anfield to make a couple signings this summer.

A couple days later, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his club, as well as any other elite club, must spend big in order to get/remain relevant. LFC’s first signing of the summer was Sepp van den Berg, a 17-year-old PEC Zwolle central defender, who was sought after by Bayern Munich, Ajax and Sampdoria, among others.

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Ex-Liverpool Striker Daniel Sturridge Offers Big Reward for Stolen Dog

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Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is still without a team for the upcoming season, and now he’s also without his dog, Lucci. Sturridge, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, has confirmed that his adorable pet Pomeranian puppy was stolen after his West Hollywood home was burglarized late last night.

Sturridge said his dog, as well as a number of bags, were taken from his home while he was out for a couple hours just before midnight. The former England international posted photos of Lucci on his social media, where he made an urgent, emotional plea for help in his quest to get his best friend back.

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Liverpool Beat Out Euro Giants to Sign Fulham Youngster Harvey Elliott

Fulham midfielder Harvey Elliott is/was a young man who is very much in high demand. According to multiple outlets, Liverpool have won the race to sign the kid who became the youngest player in Premier League history this past May.

Anfield reportedly beat out the likes of Paris Saint Germain, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig to the punch for the 16-year-old, who was also scouted Chelsea by Manchester City. (Hey, Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich- where you guys on this one?)

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