Liverpool unveil new 1980s-inspired pin-striped kit for next season
Liverpool have unveiled their new kit for next season, which takes inspiration from legendary former manager Bob Paisley's final, title-winning season of of 1982/83.
The kit, which will be made by New Balance for the fifth season running, will incorporate white pinstripes in addition to the traditional red.
The pinstripes were a feature of Liverpool's shirt for two seasons between 1982 and 1984, during which time they won two league titles, a League Cup and a European Cup.
The signature of Paisley - who would have turned 100 this year - will also be printed on the inside of the neck.
Club captain Jordan Henderson said: "This year’s home kit is incredibly strong.
"I’m really looking forward to wearing it every time we play at our beloved home of Anfield, as a symbol of the pride and passion you have when you’re a Red.
"It’s also a really fitting tribute to one of our greatest managers, Bob Paisley, and is a fantastic way to remember all his success."
The unveiling came the morning after Jurgen Klopp's side eased into the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-1 win in Porto - completing a 6-1 aggregate victory. They will now face Spanish giants Barcelona in the last four while the continue to contest the Premier League title race with Manchester City.
The 2019/20 kit is set to be the last under Liverpool's current agreement with New Balance, signed in 2012 and worth in excess of £40m a season.
The club have been linked with a record deal with Nike that could eclipse Manchester United's £75m-a-year Adidas partnership.