Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners from their opening friendly against Bologna on Thursday, but supporters were left bemused by their red, black and white kit combo.
Fans can consider it a productive display from the Reds, despite the lack of quality on show from Bologna, but there was one talking point that had onlookers scratching their heads.
That was the line of thinking among supporters as they took to social media to question the decision…
— Chris Mac (@chrismackop) August 5, 2021
Liverpool have gone full Man United with this absolutely bizarre kit combo. And the white socks match the opposition's. Weird.
— Matt Ladson (@mattladson) August 5, 2021
The Reds looking like they’re wearing a Man United kit isn’t something I was expecting to see
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) August 5, 2021
This kit is not Liverpool. Bring back Graham Carter.
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) August 5, 2021
This is a United kit… pic.twitter.com/A2csp1MfUz
— Jack Lusby (@LusbyJack) August 5, 2021
Liverpool are playing in red shirts, black shorts, and cream/green socks, against Bologna who are all in white. I expect I’ll go to my grave never knowing why.
— Kerry Daniels (@kezmodo) August 5, 2021
Liverpool playing in a Man Utd kit today?!
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) August 5, 2021
Great to see Liverpool's new Manchester United kit.
— Öwen (@or84) August 5, 2021
Those are United colours ?
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) August 5, 2021
This kit pic.twitter.com/pZA7MDgIwS
— Jonathan Higgins (@Jhiggins3) August 5, 2021
Liverpool clearly wearing this kit to distract us all from no signings.
— Gav (@LFCDT_Gav) August 5, 2021
There is likely a simple explanation, for example a lack of shorts and socks available for at least 22 players over two 60-minute games, but it was still a strange sight.
Kit clashes do at times force a mixup of home, away and third kits in the regular season, with even the slightest similarity prompting a change.
Hopefully this won’t happen too often, though, as it isn’t a colour scheme that suits the Reds!