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ICC: Liverpool 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: Klopp’s men taste first preseason defeat in Notre Dame

Reds fall to first pre-season defeat as two goals in three minutes help German giants to victory in their first match of the pre-season tour of the United States.

In stifling conditions at the Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana, the European champions faced the Bundesliga runners-up in what Jurgen Klopp had called ‘the first proper test’ of his side’s pre-season. Missing regular starters Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane due to the Copa America and Africa Cup of Nations, Liverpool were hurt by a oppy defense and Dortmund wasted no time in finding the net courtesy of a close-range strike from Paco Alcacer after just three minutes.

Harry Wilson found the net in the 35th minute to draw level but Dortmund scored two quick goals after the break.

Thomas Delaney made it 2-1 eight minutes into the second half with an easy tap-in and Jacob Bruun Larsen extended the lead after finding the bottom corner in the 58th minute.

Rhian Brewster converted a penalty in the 75th minute after Ben Woodburn was brought down in the box.

However, the Reds could not find the equaliser in the closing stages in front of the 40,361-strong crowd.

Liverpool will continue their pre-season tour at Boston’s Fenway Park against Sevilla on Sunday.

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