"It was great to come out here and see the support for both teams".
Liverpool's pressure continued to grow, though, and Sheyi Ojo should have added a second shortly after the hour mark when he was slipped clean through on goal, only to see his finish saved by the feet of Hitz and bounce up against the crossbar before the ball was cleared away off the head of Naby Keita from the rebound.
However, Dortmund managed to snatch the winning goal in the 89th minute as Pulisic completed his brace by drilling home a left-footed effort into the far corner after being picked out by Marcel Schelzer.
Klopp said of the 19-year-old postmatch on Sunday. The surprise is that we scored the goal in the first half and not the second.
James Milner took the armband for Liverpool and nearly doubled his side's lead 11 minutes after the restart when he curled an effort towards the top corner, only to see it fly narrowly over the crossbar with the goalkeeper beaten.
For all their exciting wingers, and there are many of them, Dortmund are lacking that killer touch in front of goal.
Better was to follow for the American, a target for Sunday's opponents, as he put the Germans into the lead with a minute to play.
Loris Karius (played entire match) - 5: nearly a "Karius calamity" in just the third minute when he played the ball straight out to a Dortmund striker, toughest save he had to make in the first half was from a van Dijk back pass, held one sharp low cross late in first half - though it nearly bobbled out, could not be blamed for the penalty miss or Pulisic's second but palmed Pulisic's shot straight to Bruun Larsen for the third.
Karius has not had the best couple of months at the club following the now-infamous Champions League final in which he made two mistakes as Liverpool lost 3-1.
Against Tranmere, the ex-Mainz keeper was at fault for one of the goals and also looked very shaky in the warm-up.
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