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Klopp's Reds are rocked by Dortmund


By Robert Jones

Jurgen Klopp was beaten by his former club in Charlotte, North Carolina as Liverpool suffered their first pre-season defeat last night.

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund fell behind to Virgil van Dijk's first half goal but fought back to seal a 3-1 win.

Christian Pulisic was introduced at half-time and scored a brace to put the Germans in front before Jacob Bruun Larsen capitalised on a Loris Karius error to add a third in stoppage time.

More than 55,000 fans witnessed Liverpool's defeat in their opening game of the International Champions Cup at the Bank of America Stadium.

Sheyi Ojo hit the bar for Liverpool but the late third goal inflicted a harsh scoreline on Klopp's men.

Liverpool's rhythm was also disrupted when Joel Matip was forced off with an injury and replaced by Joe Gomez.

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