Liverpool last season showed that the summer defeat of Borussia Dortmund in the United States should not trigger a significant inquiry.
But Jürgen Klop undoubtedly gets points to ponder after his winning start on his side for the pre-season was put to a standstill in his former club.
The 3-2 defeat at Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana was not an ideal opening tour of the United States, where the Reds remain without a few key names, not only attacking the triumvirate Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadoi Mane.
In contrast, Dortmund went strongly into the starting line and that at times the team was told a larger class, which finished second in the last term of the Bundesliga.
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However, Liverpool was sometimes his own greatest enemy, with an immature defensive start, which started with the goal of opening after only three minutes.
Nathaniel Klein tried to deal with one on the right and despite preventing Giovanni Reina from hitting, the ball dropped to Paco Alcarrer to hit him home six meters.
Joel Matip, Ryan Kent and Harry Wilson found themselves close to Liverpool to retreat to the level of 10 minutes before the break.
Excellent Fabinho played the ball forward from the edge of the field and Kent's doll allowed it to roll on the way to Wilson, who tucked home at the bottom corner.
However, Dortmund scored twice five minutes after the interval, Jakob Brun Larsen's cross took Thomas Delany 53 minutes before Brun Larsen moved from close in, after being led by Marius Wolff.
After Clop replaced his players for an hour, Rhian Bruce scored 75 minutes after Ben Woodburn was hit by Mathu Morey.
Liverpool are now leaving for Boston on Saturday morning to prepare for a friendly match against Sevilla in Fenway Park.
Ox begins to find his rhythm
That's why Liverpool spent 35 million pounds.
Raising a loose ball in the middle of the middle of the first half, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain saw the space in front of him, and a second later, he was turned off, shooting at the strike of Dortmund.
His final cross was also good, with only a good saving from Marvin Hitz, preventing Ryan Kent from going to a distant position.
This ability to get out of the engine and overcome the attacker is, if it is hypercritical, the one that was largely absent from the Liverpool midfield last season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain had only played 19 minutes last season while continuing to recover from a serious injury to his knee that he had put away for more than a year, just as he hit his step upon arriving from Arsenal.
The preseason, then, is an important opportunity for the 25-year-old to remind his manager, supporters and perhaps even himself for what he can contribute.
Not everything he tried to get out of here – his adoption was not quite right at the moment – but there was enough encouragement against the opposition a significant step over what was before this summer.
Clopp refused to follow the midfield midfielder in the latest transfer window, such as his faith in Oxlade-Chamberlain. We begin to see why.
Harry plays in the wings race
On the big screen of the Notre Dame stadium, Harry Wilson smiled as he accepted the greeting cards of Ryan Kent.
Money showed in the equalizer of Liverpool – Kent with a clever dummy, Wilson a great finish – the talent that helped them to impress in the rings and Derby County, that is, the last term.
However, Jürgen Klopp is the man that must now convince him, the head of the reds will give them a prolonged magic in which they will take their request.
The two players were denied by Dortmund goalkeeper Marvin Hitz, while Liverpool was examining him in the first half.
But if Kent caught her eye in Bradford City on Sunday, there was Wilson's end, the Welshman grew visibly with confidence after his strike.
As if to prosper in the forward line involving one or more regulators Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sado Mane is the verdict Clop wants to make.
Three weeks before the start of the Premier League season, the pressure was removed. It's not now or never, but Kent and Wilson know that this should be their time to shine.
Laucci is a tough lesson like Bruce in it again
Yasser Laruzi was within a minute and further strengthened his rapidly growing reputation.
Now clear to Adam Lewis as a duo trying to prove he can replace Andy Robertson from the left back and save Jurgen Klop to attack the transfer market, the 18-year-old was given an hour before the crowd at the Notre Dame Stadium in which Reds' supporters dominated the 40,361 attendance.
They noticed that Laroucci is well dealing with Yadon Sancho, only nine months older than Liverpool's youth, but for many years in terms of experience.
The teenager demonstrated his instability by being replaced for a violation by Julian Brandt.
Immediately before being replaced, there was a reminder that he was transferred only to the left of the left wing 12 months ago, losing his rule when trying to pay off his area, a mistake that ultimately led to the decisive third goal of Dortmund.
The last half hour was seen by Virgil van Dyck, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Gianni Viannum with their first minutes of the pre-season.
However, it was Ryan Brouser, who got the most from the current game, kicked home a penalty for his fourth goal in three games so far this pre-season. He remains a true star of the summer.