Liverpool and New Balance have released a limited edition blackout shirt to celebrate 100 years since the birth of Bob Paisley OBE.
Modelled on last season’s home shirt, the jersey features a pin stripe design which draws inspiration from the Reds’ 1982/83 strip when the legendary manager led the club to their fifteenth league title.
While Jurgen Klopp’s men won’t wear the shirt on the pitch, New Balance have focused on the supporter’s streetwear with this offering and it will make for the perfect matchday attire.
The slick design will surely be a hit with Liverpool supporters; not only will they look the part but kitmaker New Balance says it "builds on the centenary celebrations of Bob Paisley OBE’s birth".
With “iridescent detailing” on the front of the shirt, Paisley’s signature is also inscribed on the inside of the neck, adding that emotive, personal touch to the jersey.
"A bonded chest seam, placement ventilation and a back body map aid freedom of movement and ventilation” while the NB DRY technology also helps keep supporters fresh and dry.
The manufacturers blackout kits have become an annual tradition with the Anfield club but this may be the smartest yet.
Paisley, who spent fifteen years a player at Liverpool, is honoured after winning six First Division titles as manager. He also guided the Merseyside club to three European Cup triumphs in 1977, 1978 and 1981.
Born in County Durham on January 23, 1919, he was awarded an OBE in 1983. He passed away in 1996, aged 77 and, along with Bill Shankly, goes down in history as a Liverpool great.