Pulisic says USMNT pressure too much. Liverpool could be worse!


Borussia Dortmund and USMNT star Christian Pulisic told ESPN's Raphael Honigstein that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was one of his inspirations.

Christian Pulisic says the pain of missing the 2018 World Cup won't go away until he finally gets his chance to play in his sport's signature showcase.

As for the video of Pulisic dunking, the 19-year-old moved to quash talk that the rim must have been lowered from the regulation height of 10 feet in order for him to reach the basket. He is fast, has great technical and dribbling skills, and efficiently penetrates the opponent's defenses.

And it is also claimed in the same story that Manchester United could be prepared to let Henrikh Mkhitaryan move back to Dortmund in a potential deal to land the teenager in the summer transfer window.

"I am playing every week in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League, against top teams", he says.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was in charge of Dortmund when Pulisic made the move to Signal Iduna Park three years ago, and he is understood to be very keen on a summer reunion at Anfield.

The German would be the flawless coach to teach Pulisic how to handle pressure.

The Independent report that Man Utd's owners are not prepared to let Pulisic, and all the marketing opportunities in the U.S. that will come with the youngster, slip through their grasp. I'm learning a lot: "tactically, technically, gaining strength".

But to Mourinho's frustration, thereport suggests that Liverpool are favourites to sign Pulisic, come the end of the season.

Pulisic moved to Dortmund in 2016 and has been steadily progressing since, while also scoring nine goals in 20 caps for the U.S. national team despite failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. "They weren't really soccer players, so we would play basketball all the time".

Pulisic has, however, tried to overcome the crushing disappointment of failure to qualify for Russian Federation 2018 by concentrating on his club performances with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. "I think what I learned and how I learned from going through when you're 17 until you're 19 and fighting everyday with other players - you're fighting for a pro contract, really - is something we definitely can learn from".