Liverpool fans will hopefully be aware of our new series with Simon Treanor, looking at how Liverpool’s idiosyncratic numbering system evolved during the late 1980s – see here, here and here if you’re not.
In keeping with adidas’s recent past, there is a sense of being inspired by history and the modified Condivo 20 design used in Major League Soccer last goal provides an open goal in terms of a modern reinterpretation of the Reds’ 1991-92 and 1992-93 shirts. One snag is that the adidas striping could be too large for Premier League and Uefa rules but we’ll give a pass.
As with the real thing, the change kit is green and white, with white primary shorts and green alternates (even if Liverpool tend not to use change shorts anymore) while the current third strip’s palette forms the basis for a shirt that uses Besiktas’s retro-rooted design from last season.
Simon asked for a goalkeeper kit, too – adidas give their top-tier teams bespoke GK colourways and so we have also looked to 1991 for the Liverpool one, a slightly different shade of green to the away kit. Tying in with last week’s FKF, Simon also requested a version with the outfield shorts and socks.
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