Liverpool wear red at home. Away it might be white or grey or yellow. Sometimes black or teal make it into the mix. Next season, though, there will be blue. It may be as a secondary colour for a white away kit, and it may be a dark navy blue rather than the royal blue associated with Everton, but it’s still blue.
Which, for some, will be at least a little controversial. Still, secondary colour aside, it looks a clean, smart kit, one that uses the collar template of the home goalkeeper shirt and keeps the accents on the arm—a design choice that is expected to be consistent on all of Liverpool’s kits for the coming season.
And, in truth, despite the blue, Everton is the furthest thing from our minds when looking at next season’s away option. If anything, there’s perhaps a touch of West Ham or Arsenal away to it, between the white and the red and the very dark blue, which is miles better than a lot were probably fearing when news leaked that the new way kit might include blue.
It’s also definitely miles better than the white and blue alternate kit Adidas offered as part of their final collection of Liverpool gear before Warrior took over. So. At the every least—and if you really, really don’t like the idea of any blue anywhere on a Liverpool kit—it’s better than that. And if you’re willing to make peace with touch of navy, it really is a very smart looking bit of kit, this potential last away offering from New Balance.