Here are Liverpool’s alternate uniforms for the 2019/20 Premier League season, and they could also be the last kits produced for the Reds by current manufacturers New Balance if rumours of a new deal with Nike prove true. The NB period has been a relatively successful one for Liverpool, with the club developing into a stronger force, both on the European and domestic fronts. They won the Champions League in 2018/19, and would’ve probably also ended up winning the league had it not been for an unbelievable late run from Pep Guardiola’s Man City.
The Reds had unveiled their home kit for the 2019/20 season back in April, and their two alternate uniforms, like the home one, also contain tributes to legendary Reds boss Bob Paisley.
Jurgen Klopp’s men didn’t have the best of luck in last season’s purple away strip- they even lost to Red Star away in Belgrade, and managed their first win wearing it only in April after beating Southampton at St.Mary’s.
This season’s away kit is a white and navy blue number from the NB stable- the collar takes inspiration from the club’s 1977 European winning side which Paisley managed. Goalkeeper Alisson has been given a green shirt, as can be seen in the pictures below.
The Reds, as mentioned above, enjoyed tremendous success last season under Jurgen Klopp. This year appears to be one of consolidation and planning for the future, with Liverpool spending very little in the summer transfer window. Young Dutch defender Sepp van der Berg has been their only real acquisition while the likes of Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Ryan Kent have all been allowed to leave Anfield.
Despite the perceived lack of activity in the transfer market, Liverpool have a strong squad, and fantastic depth in areas like midfield (Ox, Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri all options). It also explains why they always appear favourites when one looks at the betting tips for all the main Premier League games– Klopp has created a hard-working, talented bunch of players with fantastic work rates, which makes it very difficult for opponents to beat the Reds. It’s also aptly illustrated in the way the new season has started, with Liverpool the only unbeaten team after four rounds of league action (even City have dropped points).
The third kit last season was grey, but this year is a “Phantom black and tidepool” one from NB. The graphic on the front pays homage to the street signs in the city, and the kit, like the home and away ones, contains Paisley’s signature inside the neck.
The third uniform is here seen modelled by the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rhian Brewster and Virgil van Dijk.