Jurgen Klopp optimistic despite loss against Borussia Dortmund in pre-season friendly

Borussia Dortmund forward Paco Alcacer opens the scoring in the Bundesliga team's 3-2 win over Liverpool

Borussia Dortmund forward Paco Alcacer opens the scoring in the Bundesliga team's 3-2 win over Liverpool

"There were a lot of good things, some things which I didn't like, that's normal in pre-season".

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain provided the sharpness and dynamism Jurgen Klopp will have been delighted to see despite Liverpool suffering a 3-2 preseason defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

An advantage of Dortmund's trip Stateside to play Seattle Sounders and Liverpool is the exposure the club receive from American football fans, but the 30-year-old feels the games were made harder by constant press attention. I decide what we do in training and I know how much we did yesterday in already pretty warm weather conditions.

"That is a character thing, because it takes willpower to do so, but we have passed the task with flying colours".

Sevilla will face their toughest test so far in pre-season against Liverpool and will hope to capitalise on any potential fatigue from the Reds who face a short turnaround. He causes defenders nightmares.

Brewster and Sancho helped England win the Under-17s World Cup in 2017.

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Now he is fully immersed in the first team and James Milner has been offering advice having been a teenage star himself.

"That is fine as long as you are learning and you have that arrogance on the pitch, which he does".

The ground was just over half full, but those who had shelled out between $50 and $600 (£40-£480) for a ticket - and another $60 to park the vehicle - made plenty of noise throughout what one fan told me was "the biggest thing to hit town since Garth Brooks".

But he has impressed in pre-season, striking his fourth in three games - a penalty against Dortmund in Friday's United States of America tour fixture - and Sancho says it is a taste of what is to come.

Nathaniel Clyne's very pre-season attempt to clear a third-minute cross allowed Alcacer to smash the opener past Simon Mignolet, and Dortmund - who made nine changes at half-time - then scored two quick goals after the restart.

"If he doesn't have that and if maybe he wobbles for one second he has got plenty of senior players around him at Liverpool that will give him a kick up the arse".

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