Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund in their fifth friendly of pre-season, but fans were largely positive despite the result.

Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Pre-Season Friendly (5)

Goals: Van Dijk 25′; Pulisic (pen) 66′, 88′, Larsen 90+3′


The Reds faced their first game of their US tour in the International Champions Cup, and for a long time it looked as though a win would be recorded.

Virgil van Dijk‘s first-half header gave Jurgen Klopp‘s men a deserved lead, only for Christian Pulisic to equalise from the penalty spot after the break.

The Liverpool-linked American then fired Dortmund into a late lead, before Jacob Bruun Larsen added a third after a Loris Karius error.

Here’s how Reds supporters reacted to the result on social media and our forums.

There was frustration about the way the match unfolded, but also plenty of more measured responses…

“From our side, this second half is disappointing, especially after that imaginary penalty given by the ref. We somehow fell apart.

“It’s only pre-season and the result has no importance, but it’s not a nice thing to see how the team falls apart defensively when the going gets a bit tough and the opposing team starts to play a bit of good and fast football.”

Hope in your heart on the forums.

Unsurprisingly, Karius was again under the spotlight, as his Kyiv hangover shows no sign of easing…

“Karius looks absolutely gone.”

jackh1092 on the forums.

On a more positive note, Naby Keita again looked a class act during his second-half appearance…



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Henry Jackson