Liverpool’s home kit for 2021-22 will be taking inspiration from legendary Reds’ manager Bill Shankly. The club’s stars of 1964 will also be featured in the design as Liverpool unveil the new Shankly-inspired home kit.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will play their home matches at Anfield next season in kits bearing the latest design from Nike.
Several Reds players from the men’s and Women’s teams modelled for the strip, as Liverpool’s official website reveals.
These, and selected items from the training kit range, are now available to pre-order.
They will release the new kit for their general-sale on Thursday June 3.
Liverpool Unveil the New Shankly-inspired Home Kit
Liverpool’s new home kit remains loyal to their roots and the club’s history by honouring Shankly and his era.
“Taking inspiration from the 1964 season, when the Reds were under the management and instruction of Bill Shankly, next season’s home kit captures the glow of a bright red colourway,” the Reds said in a statement.
The statement, which accompanies their new kit release, further read:
“In 1964, 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 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 – in 2021-22.”
That being said, the newly designed jersey does include flashes of orange on the collar and sleeve trim:
“With deep-rooted club history meeting contemporary style, the jersey is completed with a fossil-coloured swoosh and crest – a nod to jerseys of the ’90s. The green neck tape features a thread of stripes which are ever-present in the home collection. Standard Chartered Bank has a fresh new look: bold, vibrant and digital-friendly, the brand is fit for a new era.”
New Kit, New Confidence at Home
Liverpool will be looking to reclaim the Premier League title in 2021-22 while donning Nike’s latest offering.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have endured a testing campaign in 2020-21, after winning the previous one. Manchester City stole 2019-20’s Premier League title from them in a season that they will finish empty-handed.
The intention of all of the players at Anfield, however, is to bounce back stronger. And now, those on the red half of Merseyside are aware of what they will be donning when chasing silverware.