Fri07282017

LAST_UPDATEFri, 28 Jul 2017 10pm

Liverpool Unveil New Third Kit - And It's 'Bold Citrus'

The Liverpool quartet of Philippe Coutinho, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Simon Mignolet today launched the club's new third kit in Hong Kong.

It may look orange but suppliers New Balance insist it's "bold citrus" with the strip inspired by "the original wooden signage of the famous Kop stand".

Liverpool will wear it for the first time in Wednesday's Premier League Asia Trophy game against Crystal Palace and it's on sale now.

Lallana said: “Scoring in front of the Kop is the best feeling in the world. It’s a special place for the whole LFC family so it’s brilliant to see a kit inspired by it.

"It definitely stands out, I like it and will be a nice reminder of the Kop every time we wear it.”

Launched as part of the ‘Pure Liverpool FC’ campaign for the 2017/18 season, the kit and accompanying training kit celebrate the club's 125th anniversary.

To commemorate the tragic events of Hillsborough, the 96 emblem, encased by the eternal flames sits at the nape of the neck. The goalkeeper kit features a toxic green design.

General manager of New Balance Football Richard Wright said: “This year’s campaign is all about celebrating what makes Liverpool FC the iconic club it is today and the Kop is certainly a key icon in the club’s 125-year history.

"The New Balance design team has done an excellent job in creating a strip that the fans and players can wear with pride.”

-Liverpool Echo