Liverpool have released their new away kit that will be worn throughout the upcoming 2021/22 season.
The Premier League season will get underway in a little more than five weeks and the new strip was unveiled by the club on Thursday morning.
The new shirt will inevitably draw comparisons to the club’s cult away shirt from the 1996/97 campaign due to its colour scheme of off-white stone and teal.
The 96 emblem is prominent on the tape of the neck of the shirt encased by the eternal flames in a tribute to the 96 fans of Liverpool who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989.
It follows a teaser video being shown by the club on Wednesday ahead of the official unveiling of the kit on Thursday morning.
Blue shorts and white socks will also be worn with the new kit, which is set to be worn regularly throughout the upcoming campaign by Jurgen Klopp’s side.
There is a change in design by Nike with the new strip featuring a blue collar which also features solid white and blue lines.
The club’s official website said of the new kit: “Crafted in stone, the jersey epitomises the rich history of Liverpool. A city born through graft and hard work, that is celebrated through its unique style and love of high-end fashion.
“A city with an unmistakable skyline comprised of three iconic buildings called the Three Graces, it’s symbolic of the local prestige, cultural importance and togetherness that comes with being a part of Liverpool FC.”
The shirts have been with 100 per cent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles – just as Liverpool’s new home kit for the 2021/22 campaign.
It is part of Nike’s wider ‘Move to Zero’ initiative, whose football apparel are being used to promote sustainability. This process includes the collection of plastic bottles which are subsequently cleaned and melted down to produce a high-quality yarn for manufacturing.
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Reds midfielder Curtis Jones has said of the new shirt: “I think the fans will love this one. It’s a perfect reflection of the city and you can see the inspiration throughout the design with a throwback to the ’90s.”
Liverpool struck a deal with Nike for manufacturing their kits last year, following the expiration of the club’s deal with New Balance – with the new deal hoped to close the gap in financial revenue between the Reds and other leading clubs in the Premier League.
Liverpool are offering a 10 per cent discount off the price of the away shirt to all official club members alongside UK key workers via Blue Light and Network, and also to students in the UK via Student Bean.
The new kit is available to order online through the club’s official online shop with all buyers receiving a £10 Liverpool FC apparel voucher to spend in-store or online across August and September.