Even though we are only in December, and therefore not even halfway through the season, it is somewhat surprising that we are already hearing about kits for next season.
But that is the case in regards to Liverpool. There has been a leak in the last few days in regards to their third kit for the 2020/21 campaign, which is said to be created by Nike. So far, it looks as though it will be with black squares in different shades, with a fair dose of pink as well.
⚫🔥 LEAKED: Nike Liverpool 20-21 Third Kit Socks – Checker Design Confirmed?! https://t.co/2q5gvxNJxA
— Footy Headlines (@Footy_Headlines) December 2, 2019
It certainly seems to have got the fans talking, and they seem to be torn on the new design. Some fans absolutely love it.
Someone from Nike has leaked the socks designs for Liverpool’s 3rd kit.
— Rex (@ThatRexGuy) December 2, 2019
— tim (@timmounce) December 1, 2019
I actually think it’s very cool. Still waiting on home and away merch though.
— ILY3K (@VV01vaVV0nka) December 1, 2019
Indeed, at least Nike have tried to do something different by adding in some different colours, even if it is a kit that is unlikely to be worn too often.
For every fans that likes it, though, there is one that doesn’t. Some of the club’s supporters have been scathing, and they haven’t held back in their criticism of it.
Hope not it looks terrible
— Eamon Massey♤ (@MasseyEamon) December 2, 2019
Don’t like the pink
— Nick (@NICKEIR) December 1, 2019
what the hell?
— johnny1248 (@StateOfReds13) December 1, 2019
It is not too much a surprise to see the fans dislike it, as it is a new design and a new colour that they aren’t used to. Having said that, maybe they should be more open to change: nothing stays the same forever.
That seems to be what some fans would like. New Balance are currently the kit manufacturers, and portions of the fanbase have taken this as a chance to praise the US company.
Can we do NB third kit?
— Glorious Divock (@Biplav111) December 2, 2019
Dont like Nike kits. Ugly and generic. Like I said many times before. NB has put a lot of effort in our kits.
— Mirk Sven LFC (@SvensekMirko) December 2, 2019
Whether the fans like it or not, it makes sense for the Merseyside club to pursue a deal with Nike. The fee they will receive per season is said to be lower than what they are getting with their current partnership, but there is plenty of hope that they will receive a lot more over the course of the deal.
This, of course, is all in the future. For now, Liverpool fans should be enjoying the current season, as they lead the Premier League table by eight points.