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American Star Christian Pulisic is ‘Forever Grateful’ for Jurgen Klopp

The winger is now at Chelsea, but he played for Klopp at Dortmund

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Football in America (Soccer!) has been thirsty for a bonafide star on the world’s stage. Christian Pulisic is that star in the making for the Americans. There was no secret that Jurgen Klopp loved the American winger, trying to bring him to Liverpool a couple of times. But, a transfer from Dortmund never materialized and he is now at Premier League rivals Chelsea.

This week Pulisic went on a podcast hosted by former US National Team player Jermaine Jones to talk about everything under the sun. He even talks about how he will be forever grateful

“The craziest thing is people don’t realize I started out in the youth teams over there.” Pulisic said. “I was just working hard for that one opportunity I could get.

“I was going to German school over there and I will never forget that one day I was in class and I looked at my phone and it was a text from my youth coach saying you are training with the first team tonight.

“The rest of the day I wasn’t even paying attention. I couldn’t think of anything else.

“I’m getting ready, going to training and it’s just unreal I was 16 or 17 and I’m going in the warm-up and there’s huge names at the time.

“There’s Aubameyang, Marco Reus, Mats Hummels, Mkhitaryan - they were just in the Champions League final the year before.

“It’s like I’m going in and I’m just this 16-year-old kid. I was thinking just do my best.

“I was just so excited and I’m just thankful to Jurgen Klopp that he gave me that opportunity.

“I’ll take that with me forever and I’m really grateful.”