Klopp’s pupil to Liverpool: €26m international star responds to transfer rumours

CHRISTIAN PULISIC has ruled out a possible move to Liverpool.

The Borussia Dortmund star, 18, has been heavily linked with a transfer to Liverpool throughout the Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his ranks this summer and has earmarked the €26.7m-rated American international as a possible target.

The German boss is renowned for nurturing young talent into stars of the future and is said to be an admirer of the midfielder.

However, Pulisic has dealt Liverpool a blow after insisting he is not looking for a move to England any time soon.

“It was the biggest league I followed as a kid and watched. The league has a lot of players, and teams, I liked in the Premier League,” he told American outlet NBC Sports.

“Right now, it is not something I am looking to get into immediately or anything like that. I am happy at Dortmund and I am excited for the rest of my career.”

Pulisic also expressed his admiration for Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked by the Bundesliga giants last week.

I was very thankful for everything he [Tuchel] did for me, giving me the chance at such a young age and getting a start to my professional soccer career.

“It is something I will always remember him for and I am very thankful for that.”

“It is tough when it happens in professional sports but now he is gone I think the team will be just fine with whoever we end up getting.”

Pulisic made 42 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund last season, scoring five goals and providing 13 assists.

He is contracted to the club until the summer of 2020.