Liverpool FC Reveals home and training kit for 2021/22 season

by James Doig

Liverpool FC has unveiled its brand-new Nike home and training kit for the 2021/22 season. 

Taking inspiration from the 1964 season, during which time the Reds were under the management and instruction of Bill Shankly, this season’s home kit captures the glow of a bright red colorway.

In 1964, the LFC introduced a full flooded red kit for the first time in the club’s history on the basis it would provide them with a psychological edge, with Shankly famously saying that ‘red is for danger and red is for power’. This set the foundation for their dominance in football for years to come.

Inspired directly by that decision, the men’s and women’s team will be walking on to the pitch with a full red kit detailed with bolted pinstripes and bright crimson sleeve cuffs and neckline - representing power, energy and danger.

With deep-rooted club history meeting contemporary style, the jersey is completed with a fossil-coloured swoosh, crest and updated Standard Chartered sponsor – a nod to jerseys of the 90s. The green neck tape features a thread of stripes which are ever-present in the home collection.

First team player, Virgil Van Dijk, said: “It’s lovely to see the perfect blend of our heritage and Nike’s jersey innovation for our home kit. Being part of the swoosh family for years, they’ve been at the forefront of sustainable design, and it goes a long way into making our sport a greener one. I can’t wait for the fans to see it in person.”

This will be the Reds’ most sustainable kit yet, with the shirts that players will wear on the pitch as well as the replica jerseys for the fans having been constructed with 100% recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Plastic bottles are collected, cleaned and melted down to produce a high-quality yarn for manufacturing and is part of Nike’s wider Move to Zero initiative, with football apparel leading the way in sustainability.

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