German media react to Liverpool's thrashing of Borussia Dortmund

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Bild and Kicker have both published reports on Liverpool's 4-0 pre-season battering of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool "marred" Borussia Dortmund's "dress rehearsal for the upcoming season" after defeating them 4-0 at Anfield yesterday, Sunday, according to Bild, who believe the Bundesliga side demonstrated "weak form" in their final friendly outing ahead of Wednesday's first competitive match, a German Super Cup match against Bayern Munich.

Daniel Sturridge, Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson all got themselves on the scoresheet in what transpired to be a festival of Reds football that left the home fans happy.

The German press, of course, were anything but, as Liverpool exposed "major weaknesses" in manager Jurgen Klopp's 4-1-4-1 BvB team. Bild wrote: "Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and Coutinho did what they wanted ​​with the Dortmund defence.

Kicker were as equally critical about the visitor's performance as Bild, with the former claiming that Liverpool taught the club "a lesson". 

Kicker also highlighted the threat posed by Sterling - pace - with the dynamic Englishman asking questions of Dortmund after just four minutes.

"Dortmund hardly knew what was happening," said Kicker, who went on to note that, whenever their team enjoyed possession, "the ball went forward but was harmless and lacked logic" which was a sharp contrast to the manner in which Brendan Rodgers set Liverpool up - to attack, with success, down the left wing.

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