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Dembele, Pulisic explain why they rejected Liverpool

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Dembele said he had already committed to Dortmund before Jurgen Klopp saw him in Paris

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic has revealed that he was never thinking about Liverpool despite transfer rumours, and only has eyes set on a bright future with his current side in the Bundesliga.

Klopp has come under increasing pressure since the turn of the year as Liverpool have crashed out of both domestic cup competitions and fallen well off the pace in the Premier League title race.

The United States global signed a new deal with Dortmund in January, and explained that he never really considered moving to Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he has been in touch with stricken Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze.

Borussia Dortmund aces Ousmane Dembele and Christian Pulisic have revealed they rejected advances from Liverpool a year ago, the pair told FourFourTwo.

"I saw Klopp in Paris but I told him I'd made up my mind to sign for BVB", the France worldwide said.

"I played for the USA national team in some tournaments in Europe and Dortmund had scouts there".

While acknowledging his respect for Klopp, the United States of America worldwide admits a move to Liverpool never really crossed his mind. I knew about how Dortmund developed young players.

French global Dembele said Klopp tried to presuade him to make the move to England, with Leicester City also interested, but he already had his heart set on a move to Germany.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent.

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