International Champions Cup • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Liverpool
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Bruun Larsen
  • Pulisic
  • Pulisic (P)
  • ClynePhillips
  • 1/2 Time
  • Liverpool
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • DialloPieper
  • SanchoBruun Larsen
  • van DijkKlavan
  • KariusGrabara
  • JonesWoodburn
  • OrigiSturridge
  • FabinhoKeïta
  • CamachoOjo
  • LallanaMilner
  • RobertsonMoreno
  • MarkovicSolanke
  • SahinBurnic
  • PhilippIsak
  • BoaduGómez
  • DahoudGötze
  • WolfPulisic
  • ToljanBockhorn
  • DieckmannSchmelzer
  • 1st Half
  • Liverpool
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • van Dijk
  • MatipGomez

Liverpool - Borussia Dortmund
International Champions Cup - 22 July 2018

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Wow, what a second-half.

Hard to believe that Liverpool led at the break, considering the final score. Dortmund, inspired by the American Christian Pulisic, scored three times in the second-half to turn the game on its head.

The Reds created several opportunities but were again vulnerable in defence. Not a productive night for Jurgen Klopp.


GOAL! Liverpool 1-3 Dortmund

Pulisic twists and turns, creating space to shoot; Karius can only parry the ball into the path of Larsen who taps the ball into an empty net.


What a performance from Pulisic. The American fans are loving it; 'USA, USA' is the chant from the stands.

Anyway, there will be FOUR minutes added on; can Liverpool find an equaliser?


GOAL! Liverpool 1-2 Dortmund

Dortmund break down the left through Schmelzer who cuts it back for Pulisic and the young American guides it into the bottom left corner, leaving the goalkeeper helpless.


Poor defending from Bockhorn - he dives in and Moreno easily slips it past him, but Gotze makes a timely interception.


Remember, if this game ends in a draw there will be a penalty shoot-out.

Liverpool have the chance to win the game as they force a corner... Gomez climbs highest to meet the delivery but his header is straight down the throat of Burki.


Liverpool dominated this contest until the hour-mark but now it's Dortmund who look more likely to win the game. Larsen delivers a cross - there's plenty of bodies forward - but it's Philips who reacts quickest to clear.


The impressive Keita wins a corner for Liverpool. Milner takes but Pieper heads clear.


There is some concern for Burnic now as the Dortmund player limps off for some treatment.



Solanke delivers a great ball to Moreno with the outside of his foot but he doesn't generate enough power on his shot to trouble Burki.


Sturridge gave Klopp a scare a moment ago, as the Englishman went down and looked in some pain but then gave his manager the thumbs-up.



Keita's cross is only half-cleared, as far as Woodburn who shoots on the spin but it's comfortable for Burki.


Nice idea from Bockhorn as he tries to slip through to Gomez, but he slightly overcooks the pass and it runs out harmlessly for a goal-kick.


We are back underway in the sweltering heat. It may only be a friendly but you can get the feeling Liverpool are desperate to win this contest.


And now it's time for a water break, the second of the match.


How on earth did that happen? Liverpool spurned two, maybe three golden opportunities just minutes before Dortmund's equaliser. The Bundesliga side have barely had a kick since the restart.

  • Christian Pulisic
    Goal by penaltyChristian PulisicBorussia DortmundGOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Dortmund A clever, cool and confident spot-kick from Pulisic as he chips it down the middle. That won't do the young American's reputation any harm.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Dortmund

A clever, cool and confident spot-kick from Pulisic as he chips it down the middle. That won't do the young American's reputation any harm.



Pulisic runs into Klavan inside the box... the referee says penalty! Looks soft.



How did that not go in? A strong tackle from Woodburn in midfield prompts another Liverpool attack. Sturridge takes over, threading a lovely through-pass to Ojo whose shot is deflected onto the crossbar by the feet of Burki.



Another short corner catches Dortmund off-guard! Milner is allowed space to cross but this time Solanke heads wide from point-blank range.


Keita drops his shoulder to leave his marker for dead at the by-line before cutting the ball into a crowded penalty box, but Dortmund scramble it behind for a corner.


Sturridge looks like a player reborn. He picks the ball up in midfield and runs at the retreating Dortmund defence, before letting fly from 30 yards. It creeps just wide.


Good build-up play from Liverpool and suddenly Solanke is released in space on the right side of the penalty box. But Bockhorn stands up and makes a successful challenge to win the ball for Dortmund.



Milner opens his body up and curls a venomous shot towards the top corner, but there's too much zip on the ball and it flies over the top of the bar.


Sturridge will be hoping to make more of an impression than Origi did in the first-half. According to the stats Origi touched the ball just 12 times.


Milner looks to be in some shape, even in his mid 30s. A great professional.


Talk about making an impression, Curtis Jones was brilliant for Liverpool in the first-half. It's a pity he didn't get the chance to play for longer.


If there wasn't a youthful feel to this game in the first-half, there sure is now. This is a great opportunity for the youngsters to make an impression.


Eight changes for Liverpool: Moreno on for Robertson, Solanke on for Markovic, Milner on for Lallana, Keita on for Fabinho, Philips on for van Dijk, Woodburn on for Camacho, Sturridge on for Jones and Klavan on for Clyne.


On for Dortmund: Burnic, Isak, Gomez, Larsen, Gotze, Pieper, Schmelzer, Bockhorn and Pulisic.

Nine changes in total.


The second half gets underway. Details of the changes in personnel in a second, but I can tell you Christian Pulisic is one of a number of players to come on for Dortmund.


There are going to be wholesale changes at the break, from both Liverpool and Dortmund.


And that's that for an entertaining first-half, folks. Liverpool lead courtesy of Virgil van Dijk's bullet header.


Two minutes shall be added on at the end of the first half.


Another Dortmund attack collapses and Liverpool are going to take their one-goal advantage into the interval.


After a flat spell of 15 minutes Dortmund are finally coming alive once more. Again it's the left channel where they find space but this time Wolf's cross is headed clear by van Dijk.


And finally Dortmund form an attacking move: Dahoud breaks through the middle before slipping it through to Philipp. He has options in the middle but instead tries to find the bottom corner from an acute angle and Karius makes the save. Dahoud is furious - he wanted the cut-back.


Dortmund, who were in action against Manchester City last night, look like they have ran out of ideas.


Not that any of Liverpool's starting XI deserves to be subbed, mind. Their pressing game is working effectively - they have Dortmund penned inside their own half. Liverpool's shape has been good.


Every member of Liverpool's substitute bench is currently warming up - expect many, many changes at the break.


The momentum is with Liverpool now as they press for a second goal. Fabinho has looked really decent in the centre of the park. Can he fill the void left by Emre Can this season?


van Dijk has been solid as a rock in defence this evening and now he has his name on the score-sheet.


We are back underway in North Carolina. Dortmund had looked the most likely to score but a lapse of concentration at the back means they are behind.


The excitement of the opening goal has got too much - it's time for a water break!


GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Dortmund

Dortmund switch off defensively as Liverpool work the corner short to Robertson. He has time to pick out van Dijk who is left unmarked to power a bullet header past Hitz.


Camacho teases in a lovely ball, right across the face of goal, and Dortmund are forced to concede the corner.


Lallana has been busy in midfield and now he slips through Origi, who mis-times his run and is flagged offside.


LIVERPOOL SUB: Gomez finally makes his way onto the pitch, as he takes the place of the Matip.


Liverpool are desperate for the ball to go out of play so they can make a substitution. Joe Gomez will be Matip's replacement. They are still playing with 10 men at the moment.


Origi is shrugged off the ball by Dahoud in midfield, prompting a lightning counter-attack from Dortmund. Lallana, however, chases back and makes a superb recovery tackle right on the edge of the box.



Liverpool are down to 10 men momentarily as Matip walks straight off the pitch with an injury. It's not what Klopp would have wanted.


Philipp dances his way past van Dijk but his shot is desperately poor and Karius saves easily; it was almost like a back-pass.


Dortmund are enjoying a lot of the ball in the centre of the park right now, with Sanchez controlling his team's tempo. This is a promising young team.


That was quality midfield play from Sahin a moment ago; he left Fabinho for dead with a drop of the shoulder.


Sahin skips past a couple of challenges as he drives Dortmund forward from central midfield. His diagonal ball has Toljan struggling to keep it in play but, at full stretch, sends a cross into the box, forcing a corner.


Salah is supposed to be on holiday but he's right here in the Bank of America Stadium to watch his team mates. Looks in good spirits too.


Robertson's delivery from a wide area was first-class last season and he looks sharp this evening, too. He floats a cross in from the left but there's just too much zip on it for Origi.


Liverpool are playing in purple tonight which I'm finding hard to get used to. Dortmund are in their usual yellow.



Dear me, Karius. He rushes off his line to clear a long ball over the top but he doesn't connect properly and his scuffed effort falls to Philipp who shoots wide from 40 yards.


Safe hands from Karius as he confidently gathers a cross from the right. The German has a point to prove tonight, you reckon.



There was a rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone belted out from the American supporters before the match got underway.


Over 75,000 have packed into this wonderful stadium for tonight's match.


Nuri Sahin, who spent six months on loan at Anfield back in 2012, captains Dortmund, but there is no place in the starting line-up for Christian Pulisic who has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent days.


And here is how Dortmund are lining up...

Hitz, Zagadou, Diallo, Sancho, Sahin, Toljan, Wolf, Dahoud, Philipp, Boadu, Dieckmann.


With Allison moving to Liverpool in an eye-watering £60m + deal, it begs the question: what about poor Simon Mignolet?

Well, if reports are to believed, he could be moving to Bayern Munich. Yes, you read that correctly.



The Serbian winger is rewarded for his goal in Liverpool's friendly victory at Blackburn. He plays as part of a front-three, alongside Divock Origi and Rafa Camacho.

Loris Karius keeps the goalkeeper gloves for now behind a reliable defence including Virgil van Dijk.

New signing Fabinho starts in midfield, behind Adam Lallana and Curis Jones.



Starting XI: Karius, Clyne, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Fabinho, Lallana, Jones, Camacho, Origi, Markovic.

Subs: Milner, Keita, Gomez, Sturridge, Klavan, Moreno, Solanke, Phillips, Ojo, Woodburn, Kelleher, Grabara.


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With several of Jurgen Klopp's World Cup stars still recuperating, there will be plenty of opportunities for his fringe players to make their mark out in the USA.

Mo Salah, Firmino, Jordan Henderson and new signing Allison are amongst those missing, but can the second string make an impression? Naby Keita is on the bench, how will he do?

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