Liverpool’s much-anticipated unveiling of their new jerseys under Nike were forced to be postponed due to Covid-19, so when can we expect to see them?
After winning their first ever Premier League title in style – becoming the fastest team in top-flight history to win the Premiership – Liverpool will commemorate their status as newly-crowned champions with a brand-new kit under Nike.
Goal has the latest information about the Premier League winners’ 2020-21 shirts – home, away and third – as well as when they expected to be fully released and more.
Liverpool’s 2020-21 home kit & release date
Liverpool have launched a completely all-new kit, with Nike having taken over previous suppliers New Balance starting with the 2020-21 season.
An agreement was reached with the parties involved to have Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy with their current New Balance kit, whose deal expired on July 31.
The Reds’ five-year agreement with New Balance was set to expire on June 1, but due to Covid-19 disrupting the season and delaying the final games of the season, Nike’s partnership with the club will now begin on August 1.
And to mark the date, a full kit release was unveiled by the Reds on their social media channels.
You asked, we (x @NikeFootball) delivered… 👀
— Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆) (@LFC) August 1, 2020
Describing the kit and the colour choices, a Nike press release read: “[The kit] acknowledges the past, whilst setting the tone for future collections.
“Liverpool’s new home kit is comprised of the traditional red jersey, red shorts and red socks. The use of a brighter red exudes youth and vibrancy, complimenting the traditional white and the introduction of teal to the home jersey.”
Centre-back Virgil van Dijk added: “I’ve been part of the Nike family for six years and we have an incredible relationship. I’m very familiar with the quality of the design and innovation that goes into making a kit like this. Stepping out as champions next season in this kit will be really special.”
Prior to New Balance, Warrior supplied the club’s kits from 2012-15, with Adidas being the supplier from 2006-12.
Liverpool’s 2020-21 away kit & release date
With Liverpool’s new home jersey not expected to be unveiled until August 1, their away and third strips probably won’t be released until then either – if not much later.
Clubs usually release their home kits first, and their away and third kits a few weeks after the initial launch, but Liverpool and Nike might be tempted to celebrate their new partnership by revealing all three kits (as well as the goalkeeping strip) at the same time.
Liverpool’s 2019-20 away kit was a white number, and their third kit sporting a black base with aqua blue accents – so expect the Nike jerseys to take a completely different turn.
Leaks circulating online have suggested that the Reds’ away and third kits could come in shades of yellow, black or aqua blue.