After launching Liverpool 2016-17 home kit in May, New Balance have officially revealed the brand new Liverpool 2016-17 away kit on Thursday. The shirt has been launched as part of the ‘Made For Liverpool’ campaign for the 2016-17 season.
The new Liverpool 16-17 away kit is a fitting tribute to the team that won the European Cup on that memorable night in Rome on the 25th May 1977; the 2016-17 away jersey shirt has been designed in black, red and silver reminiscent of the colours of the match day programme Liverpool fans cherish still to this day.
Liverpool 2016-17 Away Kit Design
The base colour of the new Liverpool 2016-17 away shirt is black. It creates an imposing canvas for the flame red warning vents down either side of the torso. Silver trim has been detailed on the front, including the iconic Liver bird crest; to commemorate the club’s first of five European victories.
The kit has been developed using NB Dry technology, a moisture-wicking fabric that helps keep players cool and dry whilst wicking sweat from the body, making it fast drying. It also features a gradiated mesh to the back of the jersey, which allows for improved air movement around the body compared to traditional fabrics and is engineered into the construction of the fabric.
The 16-17 Liverpool away kit design has been developed using the latest heat bonding technology. It features body-mapping mesh to key zonal areas of the shoulders, running the full length of the back into the lumber panel and reinforced bonded seams down the side panels, and shoulders to increase comfort and reduce friction compared to traditional fabric constructions.
Laser cut and bonded eyelets placed to the underarms further aid airflow around the body. The Liverpool 2016-17 away jersey is finished with a silver tipped shaped crew neck collar.
Bill Shankly, arguably the greatest ever Liverpool FC’ manager, who guided the Reds to their three First Division titles, two FA Cups, four Charity Shields and one UEFA Cup has his famous quote; “Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool,” referenced on the internal hem of the shirt.
To commemorate the tragic events of Hillsborough, the 96 emblems, encased by the eternal flames sits at the nape of the neck.
The Liverpool 16-17 away shirt is finished off with black shorts, accompanied by flame red detailing. The socks have built-in comfort zones while the foot bed has been developed with polypropylene to help alleviate excess moisture when the foot makes contact with the boot.
Liverpool 2016-17 goalkeeper Kit
The Liverpool 16-17 goalkeeper kit is constructed with engineered Flex fabric panels to offer a greater range of movement. These Flex zones are identified by contrast heat transfers. The Impulse orange design with black shoulder Flex zones is complemented with orange shorts with black detailing and orange socks with black tipping.
Reds’ Captain Jordan Henderson said; “Everyone is aware of the history of this great club, both domestically and abroad. This latest away kit looks great and having the words of Bill Shankly on the kit reminds us of what Liverpool FC means, inspiring us every time we play away from Anfield.”