LIVERPOOL fans still have plenty to look forward to for the rest of the season but the leak of their new home kit has given them one reason to be excited for the next.
The Reds have been working with Boston-based New Balance since 2012 after parting ways with Adidas, and their current home shirt is the fastest selling in the club’s history.
New Balance’s current deal with the Anfield club is due to expire at the end of next season with Liverpool “in discussions with Nike and Adidas” over a new supplier.
Should the American kit supplier cease its work with the Premier League side after next year, they will seemingly have given fans a red strip for the ages.
The leaked outfit was unveiled on Twitter and pays homage to famous Liverpool shirts from the 1980s which were adorned with white pinstripes.
Specifically, the home attire is said to be modelled on the iconic Reds shirt that was worn in the 1984 European Cup final, when Liverpool beat Roma on penalties.
NIKE OR ADIDAS
Liverpool are reportedly in discussions with Nike over a new £750million deal for next season that could surpass Manchester United’s 10-year deal with Adidas.
New Balance have built a good relationship with Liverpool and it is believed they have first refusal over extending their kit deal as long as they match a rival offer.
Man City have just signed a £650m deal with Puma for the next 10 seasons – the second most lucrative deal in England behind their Manchester neighbours.
Chelsea’s Nike deal, that began in 2017, sees them make £60m a year while Arsenal will make the same with Adidas from next season.
Most Read in Football
Spanish champions Barcelona have the world’s biggest kit deal, making £100m per season with Nike with a total value of £1bn.
Rivals Real Madrid trail in second as their Adidas deal, worth a total of £980m, earns them £98m per season.
The 2019/20 season Liverpool shirt may be extra special to fans as it could also potentially be the first ever to be worn by the Reds as Premier League winners.