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Liverpool Could Reportedly Finish Season Wearing Nike Kit

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If the season resumes and sees games played after June 1st, the Reds would likely be wearing Nike.

Liverpool v Torino - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

What kit Liverpool will be wearing when football resumes is hardly the most pressing question at the moment, at least for the fans, given the uncertainty over when and in what form the game will continue.

For some, though, it—along with the myriad potential issues caused by a delayed or perhaps even cancelled season—will be a pressing problem to be addressed. And one that may already have an answer.

At least according to The Athletic’s James Pearce, who says the club would be obligated to wear Nike after June 1st, which means if the season concludes after that day the Reds would end it in Nike gear.

Or at least could, as one imagines New Balance would take issue, and current Premier League rules don’t allow mid-season kit changes. Still, Pearce seems to believe a switch to Nike would be likely.

Should games be played past June 1st, though, kit questions could pale in comparison to questions about player contracts when it comes to those on expiring deals or who are currently out on loan.

There’s also the Premier League’s television deal for the season, which runs through July and could see the league hit by a £3 billion breach of contract penalty should it not be played out by then.