Liverpool have unveiled their new purple away kit for the 2018/19 campaign, and as ever supporters are divided over it on social media.
A departure from last season’s white-and-green chequered shirt, this is more reminiscent of the third kit from 2012/13—albeit significantly more tasteful.
Unsurprisingly, supporters have taken to social media to express their delight and disgust at the new kit in equal measure.
Many gave it a thumbs up and felt it was different from the norm…
— Katie Falkingham (@KatieFalkingham) June 13, 2018
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) June 13, 2018
All over that new away kit. Belter.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) June 13, 2018
“I love the new kit! Good to see some colour come into the kit, something different.”
– Shauni Young on the forums.
— ??vë? (@Kevrx) June 13, 2018
I actually don't hate the new away kit.. might look a bit like Barney, but as a 90s child I'm okay with that. #LFC
— Krishan Majithia (@krishm91) June 13, 2018
I like the away kit. Don't @ me.
— Philippa Smallwood (@Pippa35) June 13, 2018
Others simply can’t bear it, however…
The new lfc kit looks like a can of monster la. All the goths will be wearing that around the house. #LFC
— Jonathan Evans (@JonathanEvans22) June 13, 2018
“I’m in my 50s and old school. Home is red with white trim. Away is white with red trim. If that was good enough for Shanks it’s good enough for me.”
– Michael Gibson on Facebook.
LFC always nails it when it comes to home kit. I don't understand how they decide away ones.
— Meiska Kuspratista (@meska_) June 13, 2018
“Wtf…… NOT Liverpool colours. Just saved me £45 by not buying it for my son. He loves the orange top.”
– David Linder on Facebook.
“Orange > Purple”.
– auzziez on the forums.
A few were in the middle, with some admitting it has grown on them…
The last time we had purple on a kit ? pic.twitter.com/T97iGvFB30
— Josh Sexton (@jsexton24) June 13, 2018
— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) June 13, 2018
“I initially wasn’t a fan but looks good on the players.”
– richieh10 on the forums.
“Looks so much better on the players than I thought.”
– rab on the forums.
I wasn't a fan of the orange kit when it came out last year so hopefully the new one grows on me pic.twitter.com/GMLUL3gOny
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) June 13, 2018
— Alf (@AlfieBird1) June 13, 2018
“Not bad … it’s away kit so not as important but I don’t mind it.”
– Ricky Sharma on Facebook.
I really didn't like how this kit looked in the leaked photos, but seeing it on the lads has absolutely changed my opinion. Definitely picking up one of these for myself. ?? pic.twitter.com/uukJl7dnww
— Mik (@MikLFC) June 13, 2018
* The new kit is available to pre-order from the official Liverpool FC store, here.