Liverpool’s home kit for the 2019-20 season was officially unveiled on Thursday - and we’ve picked out four things we love about New Balance’s fresh design…
Tributes to Liverpool’s quiet genius
In recognition of the fact 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Bob Paisley’s birth, the strip includes a couple of nods to the club’s most successful manager.
Perhaps its most eye-catching detail is the return of pinstripes, a feature first used in the early 1980s.
Indeed, its primary inspiration comes from the kit worn by the Reds as they won a league and League Cup double in 1982-83 - the final campaign of Paisley’s glorious reign.
Additionally, the inside-neck of each jersey includes an inscription of the great man’s signature and the shirt’s swing tag highlights his monumental achievements.
Current captain Jordan Henderson certainly approves.
“This year’s home kit is incredibly strong… It’s also a really fitting tribute to one of our greatest managers, Bob Paisley, and is a fantastic way to remember all his success,” is the skipper’s assessment.
Back to black
Just as striking is the home kit Alisson Becker and his fellow goalkeepers will wear next season.
Mirroring the design of the outfield version, the understated all-black number embossed with gold detailing will see Liverpool’s stoppers return to a colourway last used in 2017-18.
It was also revealed on Thursday that Alisson will assume the Reds’ No.1 jersey at the start of the new campaign - and the Brazilian likes what he sees when it comes to the new strip.
“I’m incredibly impressed by the style of this season’s goalkeeper jersey,” he said. “It will really stand out on the pitch and will look great alongside the home kit.”
A popular theme continues
First introduced to honour the club’s 125th anniversary in 2017, the deeper shade of red adopted by New Balance for Liverpool’s home kit is retained for a third successive season.
This subtle shift, which has proven popular among supporters, now feels like a cornerstone of the design and will once again ensure the Reds are decked out stylishly at Anfield and beyond.
Furthermore, the unique name and numbering font - created with iconic characteristics of Anfield and the surrounding area in mind - seen in European and cup competitions this term will also feature again.
Names and numbers will come in white on the outfield shirt and gold on the goalkeeper’s jersey.
Ox's behind-the-scenes tour of LFC's 2019-20 kit shoot
Rewarding your loyalty
Pre-ordering the 2019-20 home kit now not only guarantees delivery on launch day, Thursday May 9.
Every adult or junior shirt, baby or mini kit bought directly from the club will also come with a £10 LFC Retail voucher to spend between June 1 and 30, as well as an exclusive certificate of authenticity.
And if you're a season ticket holder or Member, you're eligible for a 10 per cent discount on your purchase, too.