New Balance have had Liverpool’s kit for the 2019/20 kit leaked and fans have reacted on Twitter, saying they are not fond of it.
Next season could be the last time New Balance make a kit for the Reds for a decade if reports are to be believed. Last week, claims were made by ESPN that the club is in advanced talks with Nike over a £750million kit deal.
As Liverpool have emerged once again as a European powerhouse, there is a greater need for elite commercial deals to be agreed.
Fans are excited about the prospect of a lucrative deal that will also see better kits created.
But, before Nike can come in and start producing kits for the Reds, New Balance’s contract has to end. They are partnered with Liverpool until the end of next season.
And if an alleged leak is anything to go by, their kit for next season is pretty poor. The design is hardly different from what the lads are playing in now and highlights exactly why a new kit deal is needed.
Fans have reacted on Twitter and they are not happy.
awful I bloody hope it’s not
— . (@lfcxtbd) April 15, 2019
someone call New Balance to contact me and @IconicAlisson to design the new kits ffs
— Bruna (@brunalfc) April 15, 2019
Can wait to be rid of New Balance. Proper shit kits and material pic.twitter.com/jZ8wdn6iv4
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) April 15, 2019
🗳 | Do you like it Reds?
It could be New Balance's final ever Liverpool kit! #LFC
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 15, 2019
That is why they're leaving…Poor design
— Jamil Mohamed (@Jamil_Lfc) April 15, 2019
Not confirmed but if it is it's awful
— Nathan (@_Nathanshapland) April 15, 2019
— Corbin Hooper (@CorbinHooper_) April 15, 2019
With the Premier League title race going down to the wire, the kit that New Balance will be leaking better be gorgeous as it would be what Liverpool would lift the title in.
Of course, just like in the past with some retro kits, winning silverware is a good way to get fans to take a liking to a kit that isn’t particularly great.
That said, the sooner Nike (or Adidas) take over at Liverpool, the better.