Revealed: Liverpool home kit for 2019-20 in remembering Bob Paisley
Written by: Neil Talnikar
Fans will be dazzled with the old school design of the new kit and would be dying to see their favourite players donning it on the pitch.
It is always a very exciting time for fans when the end of the season is near, clubs unveil their new kits for the following season. The wait for Liverpool fans is now over, with the club finding the best possible time to release their new home kit for the 2019-20 season.
Just hours after the registering an easy 1-4 win away at Porto in the Champions League and booking its place in the semi finals, the club revealed its new home jersey on its website. However, it is quite intriguing to know that this time the design of the jersey is of a special kind.
The Reds have gone vintage with their jersey design as they return to the old thin stripes on the front. As stated by the officials, the jersey is dedicated to the club’s late iconic player and manager, Bob Paisley.
Paisley, who would have turned 100 next year, is very highly regarded in the Liverpool fraternity. After all, the Englishman was one of the most successful managers not just at the club but all over England and Europe.
In his nine-year managerial stint with the club, Paisley averaged 2.2 trophies per season. Under his tutelage, the Reds won 20 major honours including three European Cups and six League Championships.
Thus, as a tribute to this legendary icon, Liverpool have revealed the new home jersey, each of which has a signature of Paisley at the inside of the neck. The 2019-20 home kit also features white pin stripes on the front of the shirt, as they were on the 1982-83 jersey. It was the season when the Merseyside club had won their 14th league title and Paisley won his sixth as their manager.
“This year's home kit is incredibly strong. I'm really looking forward to wearing it every time we play at our beloved home of Anfield, as a symbol of the pride and passion you have when you're a Red,” says the Reds’ skipper Jordan Henderson.
“It's also a really fitting tribute to one of our greatest managers, Bob Paisley, and is a fantastic way to remember all his success.”
Moreover, the new goalkeepers’ kit too is one to talk about. Phantom black in colour, the kit depicts a different and top class of design. Fascinated by the design, Alisson Becker, who will be the new number one next season, says, “I'm incredibly impressed by the style of this season's goalkeeper jersey - it will really stand out on the pitch and will look great alongside the home kit.”
Published: Thu Apr 18, 2019 06:42 PM IST