Liverpool FC have unveiled their new Nike home kit for the 2022/23 season.
The red home jersey is described as drawing inspiration from the attitude of ‘Scouse solidarity’, with a bold, no-frills design reflecting ‘the mentality of its people’.
It features intricate YNWA detailing on the reverse of the sleeve to represent the strong bond between the fans and the club.
A 97 emblem surrounded by the eternal flames sits proudly on the back of the neck in memory of the children, women and men who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy. The change from 96 to 97 is in recognition of Andrew Stanley Devine, the 97th person unlawfully killed following the Hillsborough disaster.
The Liverpool kit is sustainably made, with on-pitch and replica shirts constructed with 100% recycled polyester fabric, made from recycled plastic bottles.
Plastic bottles are collected, cleaned and melted down to produce high-quality yarn for manufacturing, as part of Nike’s larger program. Go to zero initiative and in accordance with the will of the club The red path initiative.
The club have also introduced a new name and number style for the back of the shirt, which also takes inspiration from the city, with a contemporary take on historic Liverpool street signs. The product is printed with water-based inks as a more durable option and will be worn for cup competitions and friendly matches.
Liverpool further in quadruple bid than any other English club in history
Liverpool moved closer to a historic quadruple after beating Villarreal in midweek to reach the Champions League final – the Reds’ bid having now gone further in a season than any other English side before them, writes Richard Morgan.
Jurgen Klopp’s side traveled to Spain 2-0 up and, despite an early scare as Villarreal equalized with two first-half goals, Liverpool fought back to win 3-2 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate to book their place in the Paris final on May 28 against Real Madrid.
Liverpool overtook Chelsea in 2006/07, whose own Quadruple Challenge lasted until May 1 of that campaign before losing to Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final.
The next leg of the Quadruple comes against Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 14, a repeat of this season’s League Cup final, which the Reds won on penalties in February.