Ousmane Dembele rejected the chance to join Liverpool last summer

Borussia Dortmund forward Christian Pulisic insists he never considered joining Liverpool during the January transfer window despite his admiration for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp attempted to snare Dembele from under his former club's noses and arranged to meet the 19-year-old in his native France in a bid to seal a deal.

Dortmund are now third in the Bundesliga table, a distant 13 points behind table-topping Bayern Munich but Dembele has played a crucial part in their season.

"I saw Klopp in Paris but I told him I'd made up my mind to sign for BVB", the France global said.

The player also confirmed that he turned down the chance to sign for Premier League champions Leicester City before opting on a move to Germany.

However, the Frenchman had already spoken to Dortmund officials prior to meeting the Reds' boss and had decided he would join the German outfit.

"I told Claudio Ranieri the same thing".

But the US global has rebuffed talk of a move to Liverpool despite an £11 million bid being rejected. "I made the decision a long time ago, so going to Leicester was out of the question".

"Dortmund have given me everything".

Speaking exclusively in the April 2017 issue of FourFourTwo magazine, Dembele says: "I saw Klopp in Paris but I told him I'd made up my mind to sign for BVB".

"Dortmund have given me everything".

Whether Dembele could replicate his form in the Premier League is open to debate, but I personally find it galling that a teenager is having more of a creative impact than Liverpool's older, more experienced global players.

  • Julie Sanders