Liverpool have revealed their new kit for the 2016-17 season with fans able to purchase the strip immediately after the event.
Reds supporters made their way down to the Pier Head for the unveiling to witness Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Simon Mignolet, Jon Flanagan and ladies players Gemma Bonner and Natasha Harding model the famous shirt, as the sun shone late into the evening on Merseyside.
Unsurprisingly the shirt is the usual trademark red and there is little change from the previous number, other than a buttoned-style collar complete with gold trim. New Balance are again the kit’s supplier with Standard Chartered continuing as the main sponsor and it will set you back £50, but will be £5 extra if you fancy the long-sleeved version.
Liverpool unveiled their new strip for the 2016-17 season in front of their supporters at the Pier Head on Monday evening
Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho, Simon Mignolet, Jon Flanagan and ladies players Gemma Bonner and Natasha Harding present the new Liverpool shirt
Henderson and his team-mates smile for the camera as the Kop captain armed with a ‘selfie stick’ gets ready to take a group picture
Brazilian midfielder Coutinho was given the biggest cheer as he made his way out onto the stage to show-off the new shirt
Belgium goalkeeper Mignolet said his kit is comfortable and feels good, also describing the green colour as ‘vintage’
Captain Henderson was the first to give his views on next season’s new attire.
‘I think it’s nice. There’s a few different things,’ he said. ‘The side vents are meant to help us cool down – but that’s not working right now,’ he joked as the weather showed no signs of relenting.
The midfielder was also questioned on the feel good factor around Anfield, as they prepare for the Europa League final with Sevilla next Wednesday.
Thousands of fans arrived at the Pier Head in Liverpool and those in the crowd will be entitled to free name and number printing
Supporters had gathered in huge numbers long before the players took to the stage and will be waiting to buy the strip after the event
The England midfielder said the kit was nice and that there is a good feeling around Anfield for the Europa League finalists
Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge is seen in the current shirt and other than the white to the lettering and badge, little has changed
‘We can sense in the stadium and at Melwood that things are going well. Hopefully we can carry that on until the last game, he said.
‘Jurgen Klopp has made a massive difference. The progression is huge. You can see the belief and everyone is buzzing.’
Club legends Jason McAteer and Robbie Fowler were also on stage prior to the launch and both were impressed with the new uniform and the club’s foray into yet another European final.
The diminutive play-maker gives fans a treat as he kicks signed footballs into the crowd before the players made their way off stage
Former player Robbie Fowler was introduced to the crowd prior to the launch and said he always looks forward to seeing a new shirt
The Kop legend affectionately known as ‘Le god’ by the Anfield faithful said this 1996 shirt was his favourite when he was scoring goals
‘When you’re a player, you can’t wait for the kit to come out – mainly to see how you look in it,’ said Fowler. who bagged 183 goals during two spells for the club to make him their sixth-highest goalscorer of all time.
‘I think it’s fantastic, I’ve seen the kit,’ he added prior to the unveiling. ‘I always liked the kit that I scored goals in. I’d probably say the 1996 kit because that’s when I was probably at my best.’
Along with the likes of Fowler, former Republic of Ireland international McAteer was part of a group infamously dubbed by the media as ‘the spice boys’.
‘The team is playing well. We have had some great results,’ McAteer added.
‘Borussia Dortmund was one of those very special nights and to get to the final is a dream come true. ‘The club is moving forward in the right direction.
Fans who attended the unveiling will be entitled to free name and number printing on their new strips.
Ex-Republic of Ireland international Jason McAteer who spent four years with the club said they are going in the right direction
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