Liverpool transfer target Christian Pulisic has hinted that he would be open to a move to Anfield by revealing his love for English football.
The Reds reportedly had an £11million bid rejected in the summer for the Borussia Dortmund and USA midfielder.
But the 18-year-old is already familiar with English football, after a year playing for the junior teams at Brackley Town near Oxford in 2005.
During that time Pulisic grew to love the intensity of the Premier League and the winger has revealed his affection for English football, report the Liverpool Echo.
“It’s a big reason [for] where I am today,” he told Mail Online.
“A lot of people don’t realise but it really brought on my passion for the game. After school every day, I was just out for hours in the park, playing with my schoolmates.
“That’s really where my love for the game started to come alive and that was a big part of my development.”
Pulisic only made his first team debut for Dortmund in January.
Since then he has become the youngest foreigner to score in the Bundesliga at 17, the youngest scorer for the US national team and the German’s club youngest ever player in the Champions League.
But the 18-year-old still believes his time in England was the turning point in his football career.
“There were so many players that just showed so much skill and confidence in their games. I just loved the English style,’ he says.
“I thought [before] it was just for fun.
“I just started to love it so much and I said: ‘Wow. I’m pretty good! I think I can do something with this game.’”