Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
watched Christian Pulisic
come off the bench to score two goals in Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 win in their International Champions Cup match played in
Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday and then said the success the 19-year-old Pulisic has had at Dortmund isn't a surprise.
Klopp was the Dortmund coach in 2015 when Pulisic signed as a 16-year-old. He tried to acquire Pulisic the next year after he moved to
Anfield and the American had made his first-team debut at Dortmund.
"I didn't see anything new, just that he's a bit older and has new tattoos!" said Klopp. "He's a fantastic skilled boy,
and it's not a surprise to see."
Klopp warned the Pulisic won't be the savior for American soccer.
"He's a smart player," he added, "and unfortunately the USA needs more of
these players. He alone cannot do it all. Don't put too much pressure on the boy. Hopefully, you can have a few more of them and then play very successful soccer in the future. If Belgium and
Iceland can go to a World Cup, then so can the USA. I think he'll be fine."
The match in Charlotte drew an announced crowd of 55,447 fans, the largest to date for the matches Relevent has
organized this summer.
Borussia Dortmund and Pulisic close out their summer tour Wednesday in Pittsburgh against Benfica, the first appearance by Pulisic in his home state with BVB.
Dortmund opened with a 1-0 win over Manchester City in Chicago on Friday night.