After what seemed like decades of speculation, Christian Pulisic has finally completed a deal to become a Premier League player, with the 20-year-old agreeing a near £60m move to Chelsea on Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund announced that the youngster - who was the runner up in the 2018 Kopa Trophy award - has sealed a move to Chelsea but will stay in Germany the remainder of the season.

Prior to the completion of his deal with the Blues, Pulisic had also been seen as a long-term target for Liverpool, with many suggesting that Jurgen Klopp's connection to his former club Dortmund made the Reds frontrunners for the highly rated star.

​​However, according to Bleacher Report, Liverpool and Klopp cooled their pursuit of the American in recent times, ultimately feeling that he would command too high a transfer fee for a player who might not be able to break into his current starting lineup. 

This line of thinking is also used by a similar report in the ​Liverpool Echo. They also add that the success of summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri has negated the need for more attacking additions at Anfield.

At one stage, ​Liverpool looked to be favourites to sign the young American, with Klopp quoted by ​Sky Sports as saying: "I like Christian, I've known him since he was a kid. He's still not really old, he's a fantastic player, and it's deserved people think highly of him in America."

Speaking about the move, ​Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc revealed: "It was always Christian's dream to play in the Premier League."