Mixed reactions to the first ever Nike Liverpool kit, which features teal trim, because… well, because Liverpool’s old crest and 1993 home kit had some teal trim. That’s the justification – basically it’s Nike designers digging into the LFC archives and then spinning the usual PR line about heritage and legacy. Lazy, but not a shock – Nike rarely make good football kits. They are the king of dull templates.
Scott Munson, VP of Nike Football Apparel, says: “At the start of any new partnership it is important to show maximum respect and we have done that by concentrating on the club’s core identity. What you have is a clean, strong design, which any fan would immediately know belongs to Liverpool.”
Reading that, a part of my soul just died forever.
The away kit will also divide opinion:
Bonkers, right? I honestly don’t know if I love or hate this. It might look amazing in motion on a toned, elite athlete, but not so much on your average fan. I think it will become something of a cult classic, though.