Premier League leaders Liverpool have revealed their new home kit for the 2014/15 season, with a host of star names present for the official unveiling in the city centre.
Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Phillipe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson revealed the new 2014/15 kit in what was Liverpool and manufacturer Warrior’s very first live kit unveiling, with the players emerging from giant red containers placed at the Liverpool One shopping centre.
The kit is predictably bathed in red, with white lines shooting up and round the upper arm and neck area. Michigan-based kit makers ‘Warrior’ have incorporated their signature War-Tech fabric into the ensemble, with the moisture-wicking technology ensuring maximum comfort and little distraction.
The four-way stretch mesh paneling under the arms and across the back of the shirt aids ventilation and ensures temperature control in core heat areas.
The new strip’s design takes inspiration from the Roger Hunt MBE era in the 1960’s where he was a major factor in the club’s success, including promotion to the First Division and the team’s very first FA Cup win.
Hunt, now 75, was pleased with the outcome of the kit, “It’s great to see that 50 years on, Liverpool are still looking like giants in their all red strip”
Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers, who has guided the club to the very cusp of Premier League glory this season, hopes the inspiration drawn for the kit from previous successes can push the current crop of stars to continue their rise back to prominence,
“The 1960s was such a defining era for this club. Sir Roger Hunt, Ian St John, Ron Yeats …the list of Liverpool FC legends that played under Shankly goes on and on. For the players to wear a shirt that has taken inspiration from such a successful period for the club, can act as a reminder that they can bring those glory years back to Liverpool Football Club.”
Captain Steven Gerrard also highlighted the importance of feeling pride when playing for the club, “I have a great sense of pride every time I pull on a Liverpool shirt. This shirt feels like a Liverpool classic and helps me remember the greats, like Roger Hunt, who played before us”
Fans can pre-order the new LFC home kit now from either the Official Liverpool FC Online Store, or in any Official Liverpool FC Club Store, and with every order fans will receive and exclusive Club towel for free www.liverpoolfc.com/store
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