Liverpool and Adidas have officially unveiled Liverpool’s third shirt for the 2011-12 Premier League season.
Pictured above, Liverpool’s third jersey is white with black and cyan blue trim. The sleeves of the shirt feature the iconic three stripes from Adidas (which are blue, in this case), while the collar is black with a cyan blue and black diagonal strip down the right chest area.
According to Adidas, the new Liverpool FC third kit takes its design inspiration from the classic tracksuit tops worn by the infamous LFC teams of the mid 1980’s, incorporating the diagonal stripe across the front of the shirt. But to me, the shirt reminds me of Olympique Marseille than it does the Anfield club.
Adidas adds that the inclusion of cyan blue in the shirt design dates back to Liverpool’s first home kit worn almost 120 years ago which incorporated alternate white and blue halves – it wasn’t until Bill Shankly became manager that the home kit became completely red, in 1964.
The cyan blue is used throughout the kit and incorporated into the design through the iconic Adidas three stripes across the shoulders and the shirt sponsor. The shirts main design features diagonal stripes in black and cyan blue over the right shoulder and continuing around the trim of the sleeve to create a modern, stylish look whilst giving a nostalgic nod to the club’s illustrious past. A closer look at the shirt reveals further subtle design features including a diagonal, tonal emboss running through the fabric.
To find out what the rest of the Liverpool third kit looks like as well as to discover when it’ll be available, read on.
The Liverpool third kit is available for order today.
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