While the players focus on winning every single game left in the season, and Michael Edwards is hard at work in his air-conditioned office designated targets for the upcoming transfer window, kit supplier New Balance have been doing the thing they’re supposed to do: coming up with exciting new designs for the Reds’ kits.
Reds, it’s here. The #LFC 2019/20 @nbfootball Home and Goalkeeper Kit is available to pre-order now. [On sale & in stores 09/05/19].https://t.co/7jBmpA1IaM— Liverpool FC Retail (@LFCRetail) April 18, 2019
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Well, I say exciting. The Boston-based sporting good manufacturer have typically kept things traditional when it comes to home shirts, preferring to spend their extravagance points on unusual away and third kit designs instead, but this year is little different.
Eschewing last year’s controversial collar, the designers have gone with a more traditional neckline. The popular deep red from recent seasons remains, but the shirt holds a number of tributes to the club’s legendary manager Bob Paisley, in homage of the 100 year anniversary of the three-time European cup winner’s birth.
White pinstripes inspired by Paisley’s last Liverpool team, the double-winning 1982/83 side, run along the torso, while the manager’s signature sits inside the neck of the shirt.
The goalkeeper kit will go from a bright yellow to an all black shirt, because irony is a deeply entrenched law of the universe.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s charm is no less potent a force, however, and the midfielder’s behind-the-scenes vlog of the kit shoot is available on YouTube.
The kit is available for pre-order here, and ready for delivery on May 9th, three days ahead of the club’s final Premier League game of the season.