The first information about Liverpool’s new home shirt by Nike for next season has surfaced, with Footyheadlines.com claiming they have details regarding the colours that will be used.
They report that the red shade will be derived from Portugal’s World Cup 2018 kit, with white and teal trimming. The combination of colours (especially teal) has not gone down well with some Reds fans on Twitter:
Doesn’t sound great
— Craig Fisher (@1CraigFisher) 23 February 2020
— David Sellers (@DavidSellers88) 23 February 2020
There we go – ugly Kits incoming
— Piia 🌱🔴 (@PiiaMay) 23 February 2020
Why white? Gold it's so much better, white crest is just boring
— Lucas Vieira Galvão (@personallucasvg) 23 February 2020
Not so sure about getting that one. Let’s see if they come out with a black/red/gold away kit or 3rd kit.
— ILY3K (@VV01vaVV0nka) 23 February 2020
Others have been reminded of a particular Adidas kit from the 90s which used the same colour scheme:
Visions of God pic.twitter.com/88tGb1Fhlm
— Des Only One (@Desy_Boy) 23 February 2020
So a dark red kit with a bit of 1993 kit flare. I’ll take it
— Skyler Singh (@thethrasher94) 23 February 2020
Makes me think of this pic.twitter.com/nJyZwMVJMj
— Scotty Hobson (@inkeddaddy18) 23 February 2020
It would be a bold choice by Nike to use teal in their first design, especially as they are trying to ingratiate themselves to Liverpool supporters following the switch from New Balance.
New Balance (and Warrior) were also known for making bold design decisions (mostly in the away kits), but most of their choices paid off. We will have to wait a while to see the final design as Nike won’t be able to officially release their home kit until after New Balance’s contract expires in June.