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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Liverpool unveil new yellow away kit for 2014/15 season: Lucas Leiva loves the 80s throwback

Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez model the new Liverpool away kit
Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez model the new Liverpool away kit
Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez model the new Liverpool away kit
Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez model the new Liverpool away kit
The new Liverpool away kit
The new Liverpool away kit

Next season will see Steven Gerrard (and perhaps Luis Suarez if he's not playing in the white of Real Madrid) in a yellow strip with red trim.

The goalkeeper kit is black.

The strip appears in homage to the yellow kit worn between 1982 and 1984. Brendan Rodgers will be hoping it can inspire them to similar success - during those years they won three titles in a row.

Made by Warrior, the kit features two embroidered Eternal Flames alongside a 96 logo which appears on the nape of the shirt's neck to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster.

Liverpool player Lucas Leiva commented: "I love the look of this kit, for me the stand out Liverpool away kits were always the yellow ones." Perhaps Leiva's love for the yellow kit stems from his Brazilian roots.

So where does it rank among the best Liverpool kits? Let us know in the comments below.

Liverpool beat Shamrock Rovers 4-0 in Dublin

A Liverpool side made up mainly of fringe players rounded off their season with a 4-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers in a friendly at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

None of the Reds' World Cup contingent were involved in the game and while Daniel Agger, Philippe Coutinho and Martin Skrtel travelled with the squad but were not involved.

Of those named in the starting line-up only midfielder Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen had played a significant number of games for the first team this season, although Fabio Borini returned from a season-long loan spell at Sunderland to continue his good form with a goal.

Forward Iago Aspas, whose future at Anfield remains in doubt after an uninspiring debut campaign, opened the scoring after just eight minutes with a smart left-foot finish.

New Liverpool away kit
New Liverpool away kit

Less than two minutes into the second half Borini netted an impressive curling effort, with defender Martin Kelly capitalising on a deflection to add the third and under-21s striker Jack Dunn rounding off the scoring with six minutes to go.

Further reading

Luis Suarez: truth about those Selhurst tears

Liverpool show Shamrock Rovers who's boss with 4-0 win in Dublin

Brendan Rodgers named Manager of the Year for leading Liverpool to second place

Five things Brendan Rodgers must do to ensure Liverpool progress

Sturridge apologises to Reds fans

Milner sympathy for Gerrard

Liverpool's belief is unshaken by title anguish

Brendan Rodgers has rebuilt Anfield's fear factor despite last-day heartbreak

Brendan Rodgers: we'll be back, Manchester City

Source: Independent

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