Liverpool are set to unveil their new away kit later today – and fans have taken to Twitter to delivered mixed verdicts amid hints the colour will be purple.
The Merseyside giants’ 2017-18 away kit was white and their third kit was orange in a campaign in which they finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the Champions League final.
Kit manufacturer New Balance, which is a subsidiary of Warrior, released a promotional video on their Twitter account last night that revealed the away shirt design will be officially unveiled at 9am today (Wednesday).
Club v Country. There’s only one choice.
— New Balance Football (@NBFootball) June 12, 2018
The final two images of the video had a purple background, which was interpreted by eagle-eyed fans as a clear sign of the colour of the latest kit.
The Premier League club have already unveiled their new home kit for next season, in the club’s traditional red design.
Liverpool fans took to social media en masse to deliver their verdicts on the potential away kit design, with some hailing it as “amazing” and “boss”, and others panning as “horrendous” and “hideous.
Live 4 Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets:
Been some nice home kits. But away and third kits have been horrendous last few years. Looking forward to next deal with new company.
— Gary Whelan (@_GaryWhelan) June 12, 2018
Purple! Why do Warrior/NB make awesome home kits but then hand over designing away and 3rd kits to children with learning difficulties?! Warrior/NB have provided some of the nicest home kits we have had since the late 80s/early 90s but the away & 3rd kits are always hideous! ????
— Liam (@DjinnLiam) June 12, 2018
@bemurphy_murphy called it
— Liam Murphy (@Liammurphy_02) June 12, 2018
Love the home kit again this year, but as with this past season’s orange, this should be filed under “what were they thinking?” Pretty sure we’re the Reds, not the Oranges or Purples. What’s wrong with a classic white away kit with red trim?
— @historyvoice (@historyvoice) June 12, 2018
Seriously call it a day and bring back @adidasfootball
— Abdallah Kafal (@Kopite_8) June 13, 2018
that purple is boss ???? sadly better than next seasons home kit
— Jordie Evans (@YogiBearBS) June 12, 2018
Oh geez, don’t tell me our new color is gonna be purple?!???? pic.twitter.com/tU4BikWscF
— Lilly Nguyen (@Lilng0323) June 12, 2018
Don’t like it but the 3rd kit looks amazing
— Glen Simpson (@GlenSim70848717) June 12, 2018
Purple is minging that white kit is ????
— Si Mickle (@simickle) June 12, 2018