Liverpool FC has revealed its third and final Nike-made kit for the 2021/22 season, drawing inspiration from the Kop, an iconic European night and a rich history of yellow change kits.
The bold yellow jersey continues the club’s historic relationship with the colour that was used on a handful of occasions from the mid-1950s and proved so popular that by the end of the 1970s, it quickly became part of the club’s regular alternate colour palette.
The red-and-yellow chequered trim on the collar is inspired by the passion and energy of the Kop and the chequered flags that first illuminated the Reds’ end of the stadium at the 1977 European Cup final, which then set a precedent for all future big European nights. The subtle pinstripes highlight the tight bond between the club and its community.
On the nape of the neck, the 96 emblem encased by the eternal flames sits proudly in memory of those children, women and men who lost their lives at Hillsborough. From the 2022-23 season onwards, the 96 emblem will change to 97 in recognition of Andrew Devine, the 97th person unlawfully killed as a result of the Hillsborough disaster. Unfortunately, it was not possible to change the emblems for the 2021-22 campaign.
Just like this season’s home and away shirts, the third jerseys that the players will wear on the pitch and the replica shirts for fans have been constructed with 100 percent recycled polyester fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.