Liverpool have officially launched their away kit for the 2018/19 season.
The New Balance manufactured jersey is deep violet in colour.
“The kit adopts the same jacquard linear graphic to the front body of the home shirt, reflecting the architecture of Anfield’s iconic Main Stand. It also features Alpha Orange branding, highlighting key detail throughout the kit – a continuation of last season’s Third jersey which proved successful both on and off the pitch.”
Have a look at the new away kit of the Reds below!
Away from home.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 13, 2018
Away from Anfield.
Wear the Liver Bird proudly on your chest.
— New Balance Football (@NBFootball) June 13, 2018
Liverpool have confirmed Emre Can’s expected departure after the Germany international’s contract expired.
The 24-year-old rejected the offer of a new deal several months ago amid rumours he was destined for Juventus and his Anfield exit has now been announced.
Speculation about a move to the Serie A club intensified in the second half of the season and Turin now seems a likely destination for the midfielder.
Also heading out of the door is academy graduate Jon Flanagan, who has played for the club just once in the last two seasons having had loan spells at Burnley and Bolton.
Youth-team players Toni Gomes, Paulo Alves, Mich’el Parker, Jordan Williams, Anthony Glennon, Jordan Hunter and Harvey Whyte will also depart, while Yan Dhanda has already agreed a free transfer to Swansea.
New contracts have been offered to under-23 duo George Johnston and Conor Masterson.
A statement published on Liverpool’s official website read: “Everybody at Liverpool FC thanks all departing players for their contributions and wishes them the best of luck for the future.”
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had claimed earlier on Thursday that the deal was “at a standstill”, seemingly dealing a blow to Liverpool’s hopes with the French club said to be holding out for a bidding war for their captain. Bayern Munich and Atlético Madrid have both allegedly registered their interest.
However, both Liverpool and Lyon are determined to complete a deal before the World Cup, with France set to fly out for Russia on Saturday.
Consequently, there is now growing belief that the transfer could be made official before then, with Liverpool staff said to be on standby in order to carry out a medical in France.