Liverpool yesterday unveiled their new third kit for the 2011-12 season, featuring a colour more commonly associated with their neighbours across Stanley Park – blue.
The official line from the club is that the trim is ‘cyan’ and that they ‘have turned the clock back almost 120 years for the inspiration’.
That inspiration being the club’s first ever kit which featured blue and white halves. Although, those kits were in fact left behind by Everton after they fell out with John Houlding in 1892 and moved out of Anfield. So quite why the club would feel the need to ‘celebrate’ that we used to wear Everton‘s old kit is somewhat of a puzzler.
Many supporters on social networks and forums have said they won’t be buying the new kit, with it being likened to French side Marseille’s.
Liverpool are entering their final year of their deal with adidas and reports on Friday suggest the £25m a year deal with US manufacturer Warrior Sports will be announced soon.
Liverpool shirts are the fourth best selling in the World, behind only Barcelona, Real Madrid and Man United.