Liverpool Football Club has revealed their new home and goalkeeper kits for the 2013-14 season. The kits are again produced by Warrior. You can order the new kit here.
At first glance the new home strip doesn’t look all that different to last year’s kit but on closer inspection you notice some of the detail. On the stripes having a lighter shade of red, you will notice that Liverpool FC and the crest are repeat woven into the fabric of the shirt. The collar and sleeves have white stripe detail. The logos of Warrior, Standard Chartered and the Club crest are all gold. The goalkeeper shirt is white with black pinstripes, has a black collar and black details on the sleeve edges.
Part of Warrior’s ‘Rise Up LFC’ campaign, this new home kit is their modern take on the club’s 1984 shirt, that was worn when they sealed their fourth European Cup win, after a 1-1 draw win Roma, in Rome, Liverpool won 4–2 on penalties.
Last year’s kit was popular with Liverpool’s fan base and was the fastest selling in club history. Head of Warrior Football, Richard Wright said of the new kit; “The new home kit pays tribute to the renowned success LFC is built on, but it is also a nod to the future, with high performance the top priority, our design team has further developed what was loved about our last design and lifted it to a new level. The result is an innovative take on the iconic red jersey.”
The players and manager seem to be happy with the new strip.
Daniel Sturridge commented on the importance of feeling comfortable; “It’s important that you feel good in the shirt because you wear it a lot of the time, so if you’re not comfortable in the strip you don’t perform as well. It’s very important for a new strip to feel comfortable.”
Lucas Leiva said: “It is a very nice kit. The white details have given it a nice touch and the material is very good and very comfortable. I think they have done everything they can to make us feel good and it’s a very beautiful kit. “I’m really looking forward to wearing it next season.”
Steven Gerrard, the Club captain, said “The players and I are all genuine fans of the new kit,” he said. “It will certainly spark many happy memories of the Club’s famous fourth European Cup win for supporters of that era. As with all Liverpool shirts, I will wear it with pride and carry the excitement and history of what it represents, and, as a team, we hope to bring that success back to the Club.”
Manager Brendan Rodgers added, “It’s distinctly Liverpool which the players and I love. It exceeds what we need it to do technically while also delivering a strong visual statement”.
What about the unusual, mainly white, goalkeeper’s jersey? Pepe Reina commented: “It’s good. It’s different, a really light colour, but I think the players like it, so that’s very good. “Being comfortable is the main thing. Overall, it doesn’t matter if it’s brilliant or nice, it’s just about how comfortable you are in it – and with this one, I feel very, very comfortable.”
What do Liverpool fans think to the new kits? Your comments welcome below.
Liverpool’s new home kit 2013-14 available to order here.