Liverpool have recently released their latest football kit for the upcoming 2018 – 2019 Premier League Season. Let’s take a look at all 3 kits, home away and third kit and review it.
Liverpool Home Kit – 2018/19
The main difference from the 2017/18 home kit is that the Liverbird is in white print to match the NB (New Balance shirt manufacturer’s logo) and Standard Chartered Sponsor.
The colour red is very similar to last season. I think they call it pepper red and it is gorgeous with the material used to make this shirt, with cross hatched patterns woven in. There is a fairly hidden white stripe going down the side of the shirt as is the case on the shorts too.
There is also a polo neck collar around the top of the shirt too which I absolutely love as it gives a really smart appearance.
On the back of the shirt there is a reminder of the 96 who lost their lifes so tradegically at Hillsbrough back in 1989. The numbers 96 surrounding each side by the eternal flames are etched into the shirt which is a lovely touch by the club and for sure the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives will never be forgotten.
The Goalkeeper jersey is amazing too, a bright yellow colour with black writing all over the shirt to compliment. Looks fab!
To quote Jordan Henderson when asked about the new LFC kit, he stated:
“Our kit isn’t just something we wear to play. It’s part of who we are as a team. We feel immensely proud when pulling on the Liverpool FC home shirt. It means more to us than you can even imagine. After all, Liverpool Football Club is like no other. I have no doubt that our fans will love the new kit and will wear it with pride when supporting us this coming season.”
Liverpool Away Kit – 2018/19
Very purple, very purple indeed and I have to say it is growing on me! At first, I was never a fan of these almost luminous style shirts, but after last seasons eye catching Orange away kit, I have to say I love this season’s purple version too.
All the logos and Standard Chartered sponsor is in bright orange, and compliments the purple beautifully. For this kit, there is a black stripe going down both the shirt and the shorts.
Similar to the home shirt material, there is this cross hatched pattern woven into the fabric and it is quite stunning. It should be noted that there is a slightly lighter purple colour on the sleeve and ever so slightly different fabric too, but it really looks the part.
It’s almost 2 tone purple/lilac on both the shorts and the top with a small orange stripe going down sleeves and short. Seems like a darker shade of purple on the back of the shirt and another orange stripe going across the collar area.
Speaking of the collar, it doesn’t have the polo neck collar like the home kit does and that’s perfectly OK in my book. I think the bright colours are enough anyway. For whatever reason, the club has decided to have a polo neck collar only on the red home kit and I think that is absolutely fine.
Liverpool Third Kit – 2018/19
Grey violet with flex patterning all over. The pattern has been described as steel gradient. Like the away kit, there in no polo neck collar – as stated previously, the polo neck collar is only on the red home kit and that’s totally cool.
As for this third strip. Just wow! A real throwback to the late 1980’s where they had a similar patterned grey away kit I seem to remember during the Kenny Dalglish management era circa 1987-1991. However, trust me when I say this seasons’ third kit is way better!
All the writing is red for this shirt which again compliments the shirt perfectly. Like both the home and away kit, there is also a hidden red stripe in this case going down the side of the shirt and shorts.
Expectations for the 2018/19 Season
Jurgen Klopp has already splashed the cash and made his intentions clear. He wants to build on recent seasons and really take Liverpool FC to the next level.
The fact that Liverpool has signed world class goal keeper, Alisson Becker, midfield enforcer Fabinho, the exceptional Naby Keita and Shaqiri to help add depth to the squad, this should serve as fair warning that the reds mean business.
Who would of thought that after selling Philip Coutinho and letting Emre Can go on a free transfer, this team could be even stronger.
The way Liverpool ended last season in general, and with the new additions already in place for next season, it would not be a surprise to see Liverpool run Manchester City close for the Premier League Title in 2018/19.
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