We’ve been hunkering down for a major writeup of the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament (just three days to go!), so we’ve been remiss about updating, but there’s something so needing commentary that we’re popping up from our research to weigh in.
We present to you: The new Liverpool away kit.
Created by Warrior, the American company that is surprisingly the new Liverpool kit-maker, they’ve looked to the inspirational 1900-1906 unis to create a black number — yep, like rivals Everton, they’re going with a black away uni that year — and it comes with a gray yoke collar thing.
Clearly, our characterization of it as a “gray yoke collar thing” means we’re not necessarily fans. Neither are the folks at EPL Talk, who say that the historical look is perhaps best left to history. Between this and the new ManU kits, which are another nod to history (namely, the cotton mills of Manchester that have now manifested in controversial gingham), there’s an interesting run on reviving tradition that might make even the most ardent fans wonder, “Do I really want to drop all that money on that?”
(Then again, rumors abound with the new Arsenal away kit, which might very well be inspired by the history of ’80s horror movie icons.)