Liverpool Fans Outraged Over 'Cheap-Looking' New 2020/21 Kit
By Mike Parrott
Liverpool fans seem to be outraged by their new home kit ready for the 2020/21 season. Nike's first kit for Liverpool is on sale for £70 with the 'Vapor' edition being available for just under £100.
Liverpool's first highly-anticipated kit since Nike struck a deal with Liverpool has finally been released.
The home kit features a white and teal collar and sleeve cuff, which, along with the red, are the three colours used throughout Liverpool's history. Teal is also reminiscent of the shade of the Liver Bird that stands atop the Liver Building.
However, the new home kit for the 2020/21 Premier League season hasn't been universally loved by neutral and Liverpool fans alike, brandishing the shirt bland and 'cheap-looking'.
There are two versions available to purchase, the match day 'Vapor' shirt and the 'Stadium' shirt.
Nike pulling a fast one here. £100 for the genuine shirt complete with pattern and detail. £60 for a jarg market copy marketed as a replica! Shirt prices are bad enough, now you can't even buy a true likeness of the actual kit without being fleeced. I'm out! pic.twitter.com/VFS84ncAlu
- Stevelfc1 (@Stevelfc1) July 31, 2020
The 'Stadium' shirt is the cheaper of the two, coming in at £69.95, while the 'Vapor' shirt will set fans back £99.95.
The details included in the 'Vapor' shirt are absent from the 'Stadium' edition, which some fans believe looks cheap and poorly made.
The fans don't seem to be happy with the new kit, with many fans on Twitter voicing their frustrations.
Bit disappointed @LFC stadium/fan kit is plain compared to the players kit, which has more detailing. @Nike you need to sort this out for future kits instead of fleecing fans with a £70/£100 option. One for all :sunglasses::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
- Mr. Mo* (@mistermo76) August 1, 2020
That "stadium kit" is so cheap looking. I'd barley pay £45 for it let alone £70. But tbh it's smart marketing from Nike. They know it looks cheap and not worth the £70, so they know nearly everyone will go and buy the more expensive one https://t.co/urYXjW5I8D
- Sean (@ftbsean) July 31, 2020
Exactly as I suspected: @nike used a generic template for the @lfc kit, and created a 'stadium version' to remove all the intricate details and still charge £20 more than the New Balance kit, which had a bit of thought and originality. Really disappointing #lfc #Liverpool #nike https://t.co/lL8cOgKEEn
- Paul Kavanagh (@paul_kavanagh) August 1, 2020
Scott Munson, Nike's Vice President of Global Football Apparel, said, per Liverpool's website:
"At the start of any new partnership it is important to show maximum respect and we have done that by concentrating on the club's core identity. What you have is a clean, strong design, which any fan would immediately know belongs to Liverpool."
What do you think of Liverpool's new kit?
Let us know in the comments below.