The theme of “This means more” brought us a new kit. Recently, New Balance, collaborating with Liverpool football club, unveiled new home and away shirts in 2018 ~ 2019 season. The new home shirts are still red. For much of Liverpool’s history its home colors have been all red, but when the club was founded its kit was more like the contemporary Everton kit. The blue and white quartered shirts were used until 1894 when the club adopted the city’s color of red. The color of red would carry psychological impact – red for danger when rivals dare to oppose against this team and red for power when players run in the pitch struggle for the honor.
The new shirt continues the retro idea which is highly appraised in this season. The pattern which is inspired by the spectacular scene of the Main Stand in new decorated Anfield Stadium comprises numerous diagonal lines.
Anfield is a football stadium located in Anfield, Liverpool, England which has a seating capacity of 54,074 making it the sixth largest football stadium in England. It has been the home of Liverpool F.C. since their establishment in 1892. It was originally the home of Everton F.C. from 1884 to 1891. The Main Stand is one of the four stands in the stadium, and the other three are the Spion Kop, the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand and Anfield Road. Construction for an extension to the Main Stand was done in 2014. This time, the capacity is increased to 54074, whereby it is one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football.
Football is regarded as a new lifestyle in the new theme which sees football pitch as home and kit as the symbol of status. New shirt brings collar into the design. Decorated with two buttons, Polo collar leads the shirt more close to the lifestyle, enabling the fans to wear the shirt in more scenarios. The shirt indeed turns “This means more” into reality.
Jordan Henderson, the captain of this red army, said ” The kit is more like a part of our team rather than a mere attire. When we put on the home shirt, an inimitable glory covers us. You can’t figure out what it means to us. After all, Liverpool is unique. I am pretty sure that our fans would adore this home shirt and wear Liverpool kits to cheer for us proudly in the new season.”
The captain is a central midfielder who is capable of playing for Premier League club Liverpool and English national team. Henderson began his career at Sunderland in 2008, with a loan spell at Coventry City in 2009, before moving to Liverpool in 2011. He was disappointed as captain of Liverpool in 2015 following the departure of Steven Gerrard. In 2010, Henderson won his first cap for England, having previously played for and captained the under-21 team. He has represented the country at UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016, and the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.