A number of Liverpool fans have reacted with horror to the appearance of a “vile” shirt rumoured to be the Reds’ third kit for next season.
Empire of the Kop shared an image on their website and on Twitter (via @empireofthekop) of a predominantly black Liverpool shirt with pink trim and lettering, which they maintain could be the club’s third kit for 2020/21.
Looks a little too much like a training kit, for us. Thoughts, Reds? ? https://t.co/lGOFRG5MeC
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 29, 2020
With Nike taking over from New Balance as the Anfield club’s kit supplier from this summer, numerous designs have been leaked on social media in recent days and weeks. A rumoured home shirt was posted by Footy Headlines recently, drawing a poesitive reaction from plenty of Liverpool fans. However, a video leak of a teal/pale blue away shirt design from Twitter user @TheDalglishDink elicited unfavourable feedback from numerous Reds supporters.
Liverpool’s kit deal with Nike, which is due to take effect from 1 June, has a base value of £30m but could ultimately earn the club as much as £100m per annum, according to sports marketing expert Alan Seymour. [via Evening Standard]
These Reds supporters on Twitter were repulsed by the rumoured black and pink third shirt for next season:
— Ian McKeaveney (@Ian_McKeaveney) April 29, 2020
— LFC (@GOGETTER28) April 29, 2020
Absolutely horrible kit
— LP (@peerso2001) April 29, 2020
— reveur_jiggy (@Reveur_jiggy) April 29, 2020
Ditch the pink
— jacqueline (@jacquel68598331) April 29, 2020
— Darren Moore (@dazzamoore72) April 29, 2020
I missed New Balance already
— Mas Owob (@Owobwashere) April 29, 2020
Liverpool fans, what did you make of the rumoured third kit design for 2020/21? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below!