Finally, after tons of leaked pictures , a lot of speculation and boycotting fans, Adidas - the official sponsor and sportswear supplier for Liverpool Football Club today revealed the clubs new home strip for the 08/09 season.
The new adidas kit is in classic Liverpool red. An embroidered Liver Bird is positioned on the back of the shirt and the inner neck of the shirt has a red chequered area inspired by the flags of The Kop. The shirt also carries a "This is Anfield" inscription, inspired by the famous Anfield sign.
The new shirt collar is ribbed with a v-neck which has always been well received on shirts from the past.
As always for adidas, technology is at the forefront of the kit design. The shirt incorporates the world-renowned ClimaCool™ and ForMotion™ technologies which allow heat and sweat to escape and giving the athlete the freedom and movement to perform.
Club captain Steven Gerrard commented: "I'm really pleased with the adjustments they've made. The neck is a lot better and there's some lovely bits of detail."
Midfield partner Xabi Alonso is adding: "I am really pleased. Wherever you go in the world you see people wearing Liverpool shirts, whether it's Asia, Africa, Europe or Australia. This is one of the reasons why it is an honour for me to wear the Liverpool jersey."