Liverpool 1 - 3 B Dortmund - Match Report & Highlights


Liverpool 1 - 3 B Dortmund - Match Report & Highlights

Liverpool's Loris Karius

Liverpool's Loris Karius

With Mohamed Salah, Pedro Chirivella, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic sitting out it was an inexperienced Liverpool side that took to the field at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

On 65, Dortmund were awarded a penalty, and Pulisic made no mistake.

Marcel Schmelzer's low cross was emphatically finished by Pulisic to put Dortmund ahead and Lucien Favre's side completed a stunning comeback through Larsen's 93rd-minute goal, the teenager tucking in a rebound after Karius parried Pulisic's shot back into the danger zone.

Liverpool went close to restoring their lead in the 77th minute as Dominic Solanke played in Alberto Moreno with a delightful pass, but the latter saw his effort tipped wide.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will sweat on the fitness of Joel Matip for the next few days.

The second half, with both teams making wholesale changes, was a thoroughly different affair.

Matip's defensive partner Van Dijk opened the scoring in the 25th minute, though.

For Dortmund's late third goal, he was again unconvincing.

Andrew Robertson - 7: Never really exerted himself, his cross to set up Van Dijk's towering header for the first goal was perfection, holding himself back waiting for the season proper to start.

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.

As Dortmund broke, Milner brought down Pulisic in the area and he smashed the resulting penalty down the middle to bring his side level, despite having been second best for so long.

The Reds were made to rue that missed chance just two minutes later as Pulisic skipped into the box before going down under the challenge of Ragnar Klavan, who could do little to avoid the contact but was still penalised by the referee.

The goalkeeper could not be found at fault for that goal - but he was far from blameless as Dortmund added a third in added time.

Ojo should have scored when the lively Daniel Sturridge sent him clear but goalkeeper Marwin Hitz got enough on the shot to turn it on to the woodwork.