Jurgen Klopp optimistic despite loss against Borussia Dortmund in pre-season friendly

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Liverpool made to sweat in Dortmund pre-season defeat – but first teamers get late run out

"I think we played very well", Favre added.

Brazilian duo Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino, alongside Mohamed Salah are still absent on extended holidays after their global exploits in the African Cup of Nations and the Copa America.

Just like last pre-season, Dortmund put a dent in Liverpool's pre-season results column.

Interestingly, Borussia Dortmund was Jurgen Klopp's former team. "I'm not over the moon with our performance but I know there is lots to come", Klopp told a news conference. That's the situation we face at the moment, that's early pre-season, we have to do it like this and use it as the main sessions.

Paco Alcacer scoring the opening goal of the game after Nathaniel Clyne failed to clear the ball.

"I don't like what I see in a game in pre-season very often but there is always a reason for it".

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has insisted that English teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can be hugely important to the squad and can make a positive impact following his return from injury.

Fabinho's pass into the area was brilliantly dummied by Kent into the path of Wilson, who calmly stroked home the finish.

It would stay that way till the 34th minute, when Harry Wilson tied it with a strike from the box for the Liverpool goal to knot the game at 1.

"If he doesn't have that and if maybe he wobbles for one second he has got plenty of senior players around him at Liverpool that will give him a kick up the arse".

Bruun-Larsen made it 3-1 to Dortmund shortly after and then it was time for Liverpool's extensive substitutions.

A Rhian Brewster penalty in the 75th minute after Ben Woodburn was brought down cut Dortmund's lead to a single goal.

Sevilla will face their toughest test so far in pre-season against Liverpool and will hope to capitalise on any potential fatigue from the Reds who face a short turnaround.

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