Reds told not to bother with Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund have stressed that Liverpool would be wasting their time in the futile pursuit of American sensation Christian Pulisic.

The Premier League giants, who are managed by former BVB head coach Jurgen Klopp, declared their interest in the 18-year-old during the off-season with an offer of £11.1 million, which was rejected by the Bundesliga club.

Klopp is reportedly looking to return to the negotiating table with Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, who reacted to the Pulisic speculation last month by telling Bild: "It's not worth the effort for Liverpool."

Zorc has again moved to dispel any rumours surrounding the future of the United States international at Signal Iduna Park after Spot Bild claimed Die Schwarzgelben would be willing to broker a deal with Klopp's Reds alone should he move on.

"We have communicated very clearly that we won't sell Christian, and that he's very much part of our plans," Zorc told Bild on Tuesday. "Liverpool don't need to waste their time."

Pulisic was recently named the US Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year after an impressive season for Thomas Tuchel's side, scoring two goals and providing four assists in 10 league appearances.

The teenage prodigy also featured in all six of their group games in the UEFA Champions League as Dortmund topped Group F to qualify for the last 16, where they will meet Benfica.

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