A reinvigorated yellow kit for a rejuvenated club. After finishing seventh the previous season, The Reds finished second this time around, just two points behind champions Manchester City. Now, they will try to keep the momentum ahead of the new season with brand new kit designs from Warrior.Liverpool FC, one of the traditional staples of English football, has just sparked a remarkable breakthrough season this campaign in the Premier League. The high finish on the table also assures a Liverpool return to Champions League play as well for next season. With this sudden revival, Warrior Sports have unveiled their new away kit live during a Google+ Hangout, in the form of a modern take of a classic look.
After eight seasons, Liverpool will have a yellow away kit to compliment their red home kit. The club has witnessed a lot of memorable moments and victories in the yellow kits, and at the demands of the fans, Warrior has fulfilled their requests. The kit appears in all yellow, with red details. There’s a wraparound effect on the shirt, as a red trim runs through the upper portion of the shirt, just under the collar, through the shoulders and onto the back, where it reappears on both sides. On the top of the back, is an embroidered 96 logo, in memory of those who perished in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. There are thin red cuffs at the ends of the sleeves, a neat touch alongside a red Liverbird crest with the initials LFC underneath at the heart of the shirt. The shorts have a curved red trim on each side, and the socks have a single red stripe at the top. The goalkeeper version keeps the same template but is in black with red trim and golden details.
Premier League Manager of the year Brendan Rodgers shared his thoughts on the kit: “We’re looking to build a new era at the club, while remembering this club’s great history. Special moments in a yellow shirt include the FA Cup final in 2001. This shirt is one the fans and the players will respond to.” Midfielders Lucas Leiva also praised the kit, “I love the look of this kit, for me the stand out Liverpool away kits were always the yellow ones.”
Liverpool will debut the new kit today in a friendly with Ireland’s Shamrock Rovers in Dublin. How do you feel about the kit? Think Warrior did well capturing a historic look with this very modern kit? Share your opinions here below, or at the official Soccer Confidential Facebook and twitter pages.