Liverpool Football Club’s new home shirt has left Anfield chiefs red-faced – it’s blue, just like arch-rivals Everton’s.
Manchester United and Manchester City are among a host of top teams who are also about to release a new kit that is sure to divide fans.
A leaked image obtained by The News Grind shows the shirt which Liverpool officials are calling a ‘midnight purple’ colour. It was dreamt up by US marketing executives who complained that red is far less servicable than blue which ‘goes with just about everything’.
Controversial designs for other teams’ strips have been leaked via the internet and are already available to buy for £10 each on Hong Kong market stalls.
Manchester United’s new shirt features a full-length giant eagle with a snake in its mouth, apparently at the request of an increasingly erratic Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sunderland’s new goalkeeper kit has the sponsor’s logo on the reverse to increase the chances of cameras picking it up during the Black Cats’ live televised hammerings.
An agreement between Premier League sides and the Football Association to change home kits no more than every two years has fallen by the wayside due to the insatiable greed of club owners.
Manchester City’s new home kit is the most expensive in the Premier League. The glittering shirt is a 24-carat gold weave and retails at £16,000.