Nike's first Liverpool 2020/21 kits have now been leaked

  • Kat Lucas

Liverpool fans are having to wait slightly longer than expected to catch a glimpse of Nike’s new kits. 

Per the i newspaper, the Reds will finish the season in their New Balance strip despite their agreement officially running out in May. 

Amidst the postponement of the Premier League season, it’s been decided that the champions-elect will complete their remaining fixtures – and lift the trophy, when the moment arrives – in their 2019/20 shirts. 

The delay is only going to add to the excitement surrounding Nike’s efforts.

In 2019, it was confirmed that the manufacturer had agreed a £70m-a-year deal with 20% of net sales going directly to the club. 

LeBron James and Serena Williams are among the athletes who will reportedly be used to promote the kits. 

Best of all, it means Liverpool will be following in the footsteps of sides like Barcelona, Tottenham and PSG, whose kits are all made by Nike and that hopefully means they’ll be treated to some very suave jerseys indeed. 

It’s hoped Nike will have an imaginative twist on Liverpool’s classic red home shirt, but the first ‘leaked’ images are certainly going to divide opinion. 

Footy Headlines believe they’ve unveiled a prototype which shouldn’t be too far away from the finished article. 

As you can see, the most eye-catching features are the use of a much bolder red, and the teal and white stripes around the collar and sleeves. 

It utilises the same colour as Portugal’s 2018 World Cup shirt. 

As expected, there’s also the graphic on the back of the shirt to remember Hillsborough. 

The shirt will be accompanied by red shorts and socks. 

Kits always take some getting used to and the green definitely gives it a unique look, just as the pinstripes did this season. 

It also matches up well with the ‘leaked’ away kit, also provided by Footy Headlines: 

Nike are evidently trying to think outside the box as they start afresh and many may feel differently about it once they’ve seen it on Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and co. 

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