First official photos of Liverpool's 2020/21 Nike home kit leaked before launch

LFC Globe
29th July 2020
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Liverpool's 2020/21 kit is not expected to be revealed for another few days, but the first official images have leaked following a blunder by retailer Lovell.

The Reds' current deal with kit manufacturer New Balance will expire on 31 July, after being temporarily extended from 1 June due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool's new partnership with Nike will begin on 1 August, with the official release of the home kit not expected to take place until then.

There have been numerous leaks over the past few months, with Nike seemingly opting for a similar style to the popular 2017/18 home kit, albeit with added teal details.

Reds supporters can now get an early official glimpse of the 2020/21 kit after retailer Lovell Soccer added the new shirt to their website ahead of schedule.

Liverpool 2020-21 Home Kit

Liverpool's 2020/21 home shirt, designed by Nike. Image: Lovell Soccer

The images of the junior kit give a greater insight into the full kit. While not immediately visible on the adult shirts, the junior version has solid a white detail running down under the sleeves.

Liverpool 2020-21 Junior Home Kit

Liverpool's 2020/21 junior home kit, designed by Nike. Image: Lovell Soccer

The same solid white trim is also seen on the shorts and socks. Initial leaks showed a staggered line instead of the solid one seen in the pictures, but it's unclear whether the junior version will be identical to the adult shirt.

Lovell also prematurely added the 2020/21 goalkeeper home shorts to their catalogue, with Alisson set to wear an all-black number between the sticks.

Liverpool 2020-21 Goalkeper Home Shorts and Women Home Shirt

Liverpool's 2020/21 home goalkeeper shorts and Liverpool Women home shirt, designed by Nike. Image: Lovell Soccer

The full press release with the players wearing the kit is likely to take place on 4 August, when additional merchandise will also be made available.

Liverpool's contract with Nike is said to be worth a guaranteed £30m per year, which is less than its current deal with New Balance.

But a combination of agreed add-ons and increased supply to match demand is likely to increase that figure to nearly double, according to industry experts.

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