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Liverpool released their third kit for the 2017-18 season on Monday, posting a video on their Twitter account showing off the simple orange and black design.
Stars including Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino modelled the kit to be worn in the new campaign, while Loris Karius donned the luminous goalkeeping option:
Liverpool FC @LFC
Here it is – our 2017-18 @NBFootball third kit! 👌
According to David Prentice in the Liverpool Echo, the kit will be worn for the first time on Wednesday when the Reds take on Crystal Palace in a pre-season clash in Hong Kong.
Suppliers New Balance explained the inspiration for the design came from Anfield itself, and the famous Kop end:
New Balance Football @NBFootball
Inspired by the signage of the original, world famous Kop. The #NBFootball @LFC
17-18 Third Kit. #PureLFC https://t.co/Bhmi7vZrV2
Coral, meanwhile, noted its resemblance to the Netherlands national team kit:
Liverpool’s not-so-subtle approach to luring Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk have hit new levels with this season’s third kit https://t.co/bdOsXO9cI5
Liverpool are now less than a month away from their opening match of the 2017-18 Premier League season against Watford on August 12.
After their clash with Palace they have further pre-season games scheduled against Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich and Athletic Bilbao.