Tuesday, 7 January 2014

ARTICLE: If Liverpool were sponsored by Nike

I'm not a fan of Warrior's kits. So far, only the home Liverpool kits have been decent.

The away kits have been a travesty. They're too busy. They're too whack. I know some people say they like that it's different from the stock-looking kits of other teams, but surely, the designs are too far out.

With Liverpool looking good this season, pushing for a top four spot, I thought, what if Liverpool were sponsored by manufacturer with more experience in football kits. I know the Warrior deal is paying lots of good money, but let's be honest, Adidas and Nike have always been the leaders in great football kits.

Now, with Adidas having shown us in the past what they can do with the home and away kits, I wondered, what if NIKE sponsored Liverpool Football club. Nice, simple clean-cut designs, to match a modern-day football club that wants to win things. I found this EPIC photoshop template on THIS SITE and I couldn't resist! I found the LFC Liverbird logo, found the closest font I could find that matches 'L.F.C.'
text, and then used the Standard and Chartered logo, to make these very convincing and delicious looking LFC kits. I went wild, took all the different colour combinations used in the past (red, white, the LFC green, yellow, black, etc). So please, allow me to dream out loud for a while. I could have tweaked and changed things for so many different variations, but I stuck to these few. Enjoy! :) (click on the images for full size)

This would be my home, away and third kits, keeping it classic LFC.

Classic red and white, always a winner!
The yellow kits of the past have always been cool, coupled with the red, it's a win!

For Euro purposes, the classic white, red and green colour scheme can work!
Now for some other away kit options, black, green, gray, and some other white kits.

Red on black is always exciting...

...but gold accents on the black can also rock it!

I simply love this green colour, straight from the LFC badge, and it looks great with white.

Tried playing with some other LFC colours with the green.

Gray LFC kits have always been nice to look at, and with the green it looks nice. 

The first white kit is a spin-off of the vintage kit made a few years ago, Cyan and white.

But white and red is always nice too

White and green can also work too.
And then, I went a bit crazy, played with ideas and colours not usually associated with LFC, but not as CRAZY as Warrior's kits, for a few away strips.

LFC NEVER use blue. I understand too many rivals have it, but a navy and red kit would actually look cool.

Gradient kits are usually fail, but I just checked out how the LFC yellow and green would be...

...and then inverted it around.

Garish colours with minimal detail sometimes work (a la Barca away kits of the past), lime, black and red actually looks lekker.
 Then, finally, when LFC wins the league again, they can have some championship gold into that home kit ;)

 I hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed making them. It'll probably never happen that Nike is the sponsor of LFC, but it's ok to play fantasy kits, almost like fantasy league, haha.

To see ALL past LFC kits go here for HOME and here for AWAY!

Thanks to Joshua Wilson for his template from his BLOG!

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