Liverpool FC are hoping to bring “power, energy and danger” to their Premier League opponents next season with their new home kits.
The club unveiled the new duds, manufactured by Nike, on Thursday, May 20. The shirt’s base is red, with “bright crimson” collars, sleeve cuffs and bolted diagonal pinstripes. The Nike logo, club crest and sponsor crest are in a shade of off-white they’re calling “fossil.”
Nike and the club drew inspiration from the 1964 Liverpool season, which was when the club first wore red shorts and socks with their red shirts. Prior to that, shorts had been white, and socks had been some combination of red, black and white.
In 1964, LFC introduced a full-flooded red kit for the first time in the club’s history on the basis it would provide them with a psychological edge, with [manager Bill] Shankly famously saying that ‘red is for danger and red is for power’. This set the foundation for their dominance for years to come.— LiverpoolFC.com
The back of the collar features green and fossil stripes. A tribute to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Disaster, ever present on Liverpool kits over the last 32 years, appears just below the collar.
The shorts and socks are red — as they have been since 1964 — but this time with bright crimson accents.
Liverpool will wear the new home kits for the first time when they host Crystal Palace in their last game of the 2020-21 Premier League season on Sunday, May 23.