08 Jul Liverpool’s new 2021-22 away equipment modelled by Ibrahima Konate as new signing’s squad quantity revealed
Liverpool have unveiled their new away equipment for 2021-22, they usually have as soon as once more turned to the town and the membership’s previous seeking inspiration.
The membership and producers Nike describe the jersey’s color — not fairly white, not fairly cream, not fairly beige — as “off-white stone.”
It’s a nod to the color used for the Reds’ 1996-97 away strip, a followers’ favorite which has change into one thing of a cult basic. It is also extremely paying homage to the color of the infamous designer suits worn by the Liverpool team as they milled round on the Wembley pitch earlier than the 1995-96 FA Cup ultimate.
Outstanding to assume that these two teams have met simply twice in an FA Cup ultimate. For the document, neither facet wore Armani fits in 1977. pic.twitter.com/QOtnNYbZtl
— Nat. Football Museum (@FootballMuseum) January 24, 2021
The Armani fits (chosen by goalkeeper David James, who was modelling for the label on the time) have change into a part of English football folklore, with their prematch outfits nonetheless the reason for some derision and even blamed by some for his or her 1-Zero defeat to Manchester United that day.
Nevertheless, slightly than merely drawing a line underneath an era-defining trend catastrophe, Liverpool then adopted up by releasing an “ecru” away equipment the next season, which they launched by having Steve McManaman, Stan Collymore, Jason McAteer, and Rob Jones dress up as The Beatles.
Steve McManaman, Rob Jones, Stan Collymore and Jason McAteer launch Liverpool’s away equipment, 1996. pic.twitter.com/028TYfFbSv
— 90s Football (@90sfootball) July 7, 2019
Whereas comparatively well-liked, the ecru color was phased out after only one 12 months (1997-98 noticed a return to a shiny yellow away shirt) and hasn’t been touched since. A minimum of till now, that’s.
Whereas the bottom color of the Reds’ new alternate strip harks again to a much-loved equipment from a technology in the past, additionally it is meant to replicate “The Three Graces” — the trio of distinguished stone buildings that populate the Liverpool metropolis skyline.
Located on the Pier Head on the banks of the Mersey river, the Three Graces include the Cunard Constructing, the Port of Liverpool Constructing and the Royal Liver Constructing.
The decorative “Liver chicken” statues perched atop the Royal Liver Constructing have been used as a jump-off level for final season’s Liverpool teal-and-black third equipment.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 8, 2021
The Reds’ new signing Ibrahima Konate was one of many gamers deployed to model the kit following the France U21 defender’s current arrival from RB Leipzig.
In addition they took the chance to disclose that the 22-year-old has taken the No. 5 squad number just lately vacated by Georginio Wijnaldum, who introduced his five-year stint at Anfield to an in depth final month by becoming a member of Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
𝐊 𝐎 𝐍 𝐀 𝐓 𝐄 #⃣5⃣@IbrahimaKonate_‘s squad quantity for the 2021-22 season is confirmed 🤩
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 8, 2021
Wijnaldum arrived from Newcastle United in 2016 in a £25m transfer and went on the assistance Liverpool win the Champions League, Premier League, UEFA Tremendous Cup and FIFA Membership World Cup earlier than shifting on to pastures new when his contract expired.
If Konate can look again on an Anfield profession half pretty much as good as his Dutch predecessor’s in 5 years’ time, he’ll have completed okay.