Michael Zorc, Dortmund’s sporting director, suggested that any attempt to prise Pulisic away from Westphalia was “not worth the effort” last month and has now reiterated his remarks.
“We have communicated very clearly that we won't sell Christian, and that he's very much part of our plans,” Zorc told Bild. “Liverpool don't need to waste their time.”
The 20-year-old has apparently attracted the attention of Arsenal, having impressed during his debut season in Scottish football under Brendan Rodgers.
Dembele was previously a target for Tottenham Hotspur, who came close to signing the youngster from Fulham earlier this year.
Given Klopp’s defensive issues, Newcastle United’s Jamaal Lascelles may be a worthy addition.
The 23-year-old has impressed since taking on the captain’s armband at St James’ Park under Rafael Benitez and, according to the Sunderland Echo, his development has not gone unnoticed at Anfield.
A scout from Merseyside reportedly watched Lascelles during Saturday’s 4-0 home win over Birmingham City.
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