Borussia Dortmund have announced that former Reds target Christian Pulisic has signed for Chelsea for around £57.5 million and will join the Stamford Bridge side in the summer.
Der BVB hat sich mit dem FC Chelsea auf einen Transfer von Christian #Pulisic mit sofortiger Wirkung geeinigt, Chelsea wiederum leiht den 20-Jährigen bis zum Saisonende an den BVB aus.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 2, 2019
The Reds had been linked with the American winger – and in fact had a bid of £11 million rejected in 2016 – so to see him sign for Chelsea could have been seen as a blow, but fans certainly saw positives.
Jurgen Klopp worked with Pulisic during his time in Germany and knows the winger very well – so for him to let him go to Chelsea without a fight shows he has other priorities or players in the pipeline.
In the past, losing out to Chelsea would have been seen as a hammer-blow – like when Mo Salah went to the Blues the first time we were interested in him, for instance – but that is no longer the case, as these Reds showed.
If Klopp wanted C Pulisic he’d of been a Liverpool player let’s get this out there early before the virgin reds on here start having breakdowns for not signing him,I trust klopp look at what the man has built and for me we’ve only seen 25% of Naby who is a Much better player 🛑
— Lee Smith (@LeeSmigX5) January 2, 2019
I'm not really arsed. If you're a Liverpool fan, you shouldn't be either.
— Léon (@srijandeep) January 2, 2019
Nabil Fékir is out of the question and Christian Pulisic has signed for Chelsea. Put all eggs in the Timo Werner basket and bring the mad bastard home.
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) January 2, 2019
Chelsea sign Pulisic. Good news
— Gas (@officialGass) January 2, 2019
Pulisic isn’t worth that much not a chance, what’s he done to cost near 60 million?
I’d rather have Nabil Fekir and it looks like Klopp really wants him now#LFC
— S.O.C (@ScorpioStevie) January 2, 2019
Now Pulisic to Liverpool stories can rest in peace. We need to target better class of players. Not someone who lost his place to an English teenager who wasn't good enough for City.
— Singh _lfc (@TheDoublePivots) January 2, 2019
With FSG coming from America, it would have made sense in a financial sense, but perhaps not at the price Dortmund wanted.
Pulisic has lost his place to Jadon Sancho this season and perhaps is not yet at the level the Reds require right now.
Recent history shows Liverpool have got it right in the transfer market, and there is no reason to think they haven’t judged this perfectly too.