Gallery: Liverpool unveil new home jersey which pays tribute to the Anfield atmosphere
Against the city of Liverpool’s most famous backdrop, the Three Graces, Liverpool Football Club players tonight launched the team's New Balance home kit for the 2016/17 season.
Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Simon Mignolet and Jon Flanagan from Liverpool's first team, Gemma Bonner and Natasha Harding from the Ladies team, Connor Randall from the Academy and Liverpool FC Legends, Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer joined thousands of fans on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront for the kit reveal event.
The new home kit, which is available to purchase now, has been inspired by the club’s fans and features a quote from a former Reds captain who pays homage to their roar on home turf - “There’s no noise like the Anfield noise..” can be found on the inner hem of the jersey.
The Reds' famous home kit designed by New Balance remains just that, High Risk red in colour with cognitive recognition flashes of Amber yellow designed for easy identification at rapid speed.
First team manager Jurgen Klopp said: “This team has the winning mentality and now, with this spectacular new home kit every player will look the part lighting up Anfield.”
The kit features stand out design features and technologies such as gradiated mesh to allow for increased air movement around the body compared to traditional fabrics, a tipped short stand button polo collar, with further flashes of Amber yellow, as well as being completely seam-free to increase comfort and reduce friction compared to traditional fabric constructions.
The 2016/17 home kit is finished off with distinctive red shorts, and solid red socks, finished off with the yellow Liver bird crest.
Not complete without the goalkeeper’s kit, the Locust green design with black shoulder panels perfectly complements the outfield kit design and is constructed with engineered Flex fabric panels to offer a greater range of movement.
Richard Wright, General Manager of New Balance Football said: “When creating this kit, the R&D team analysed crucial football data and core body movement to produce a garment that has been engineered to perform at the highest level.
“From the highly breathable fabric to the seam-free construction and the moisture wicking NB Dry technology, this kit offers assurance in the areas that players need it most.”
The brand new replica home kit is available now and will be in Official Liverpool FC stores, including the Liverpool store in Northern Ireland, located in Castle Lane in Belfast, and online at liverpoolfc.com where fans will receive free worldwide delivery until 23:59 BST May 12, if you are Member you can claim 20% off until 23:59 BST May 31.
All transactions on kit will receive a free £10 gift card until 23:59 BST May 31, 2016.