25th October 2019 at 5:16 pm #50915AnonymousInactive366 pts
So the awesome new balance kits we’ve seen are gone. We’ll be going to bland Nike shit and I don;’t need to mention that they are an extremely questionable company. I already spoke of my reservations before and won’t rehash. I will say though that I’m very unhappy with what;s coming. NB were willing to match Nike’s offer.
I 100% will not buy a Nike jersey. I can only speak for myself but thats that.26th October 2019 at 8:51 am #50946
My Brother showed me the leaked photo of the Nike Kit – quite like it, but New Balance has just been Ace and really going to miss them.26th October 2019 at 9:01 am #50948threepsParticipant126 pts
The last two NB were probably my favourite kits to be fair. I think NB actually offered more money per season but it was the distribution of Nike that far outshone NB. NB just cant compete with the industry monster that is Nike.
A nice looking kit is good yeah but I think it takes second place to a more lucrative commercial deal. Besides, maybe Nike will surprise us all and play a blinder!26th October 2019 at 9:08 am #50950
Yeah, I’d say up to 3 years with the White V Neck.
They are genuinely all good kits – bought the Red one for this season.
If we do win the League, they’ll be special edition ones made with Nike that will probably be priced at £200.26th October 2019 at 9:52 am #50955AnonymousInactive366 pts
Those leaked kits are almost never real. I’ve seen quite a few concept kits and they look alright, I guess but they are just people guessing. My worry is that we’re gonna look like Arsenal or something like that. I’m not even sure if Arsenal are still with Nike but I’m sure you know what I mean. Some of the Arsenal Nike jerseys were clean looking but kinda plain. I feel that Nike and Addidas have half assed it over various years, with cookie-cutter designs. NB changed all that for me. How much more money can we really make by changing over? The deal is the same except that we will get a 20% cut of sales, with Nike offering a higher capacity… but if the jerseys look rubbish, they will sell less.
Anytime a TV channel broadcasts highlights or promos for Liverpool, you see our jerseys and they help to draw fans in. America is a market that we’re working on constantly, along with all the other clubs and although success and style on the pitch is probably the biggest factor in attracting new fans, a really nice jersey will draw people to buy them because they like the design. The Nike ones just won’t stand out in the same way (in my opinion). With our success and also NB’s great designs, we’ve broken our sales records at least 2 times (I think) over the last few years. That’s got to say something.
Look, regardless, I know I’ve just got to accept this. I’m not please but I tell you, if the Nike jersey is somehow ,really nice, I’ll shut up.26th October 2019 at 10:09 am #50959
I genuinely love this season’s Arsenal Shirt – best kit outside Liverpool.26th October 2019 at 12:14 pm #50970AnonymousInactive366 pts
I’ve had a look at the current Arsenal one and I’ll admit, it’s kinda nice. I honestly don’t pay a huge amount of attention to other clubs jerseys but I see Arsenal are addidas now. perhaps they have been for years and I forgot about a switch but ya, thats not terrible. I still prefer our one though.
our jersey is more kinda “classic” looking, if that makes sense.
Look at that. thats a thing of beauty.
And here is the arsenal jersey :27th October 2019 at 10:14 am #51092
Cheers Mak, for the images.
Yeah, I bought the Home one. Arsenal’s is Tomato Red and the main reason I really like theirs is because it reminds me of their 80s jerseys.
One of the few differences is the Trefoil Adidas old school logo which I no longer see on modern day shirts. The 3 stripes across and the V Neck decision gives it a classic look circa 1988,89.
I will be quite sad to see us ending with NewBalance, but I hope the Nike Ones look good and kept nice and simple in design 🙂27th October 2019 at 11:37 am #51096AnonymousInactive366 pts27th October 2019 at 11:53 am #51097PaganParticipant282 pts
To be honest, I think both Adidas and Nike try too hard with kits, personally I like simple kits but obviously that’s no good if you want fans to buy a new shirt every season. So the companies have to make sure each new kit is substantially different from any others they’ve done. So normally your shirts get worse the longer you stay with one brand…Pagan27th October 2019 at 12:07 pm #51098
Completely agree. That’s why Nine made a valid point about kits in the olden days lasting longer. Some individuals and families simply can’t afford to try and keep up.
I’d use this analogy against Mobile Phones – Samsung being one of them with their S Series. I’ve had to look online outside of Mobile Network Providers just to get a glimpse for example of the S6 which isn’t a bad phone but they move too fast trying to innovate or reinvent.27th October 2019 at 8:41 pm #51184
Well: from the first 10 League Fixtures, we fare with 9 1 Lost Nothing.
It seems quite a drag from August to October, and you’d have thought, at least 13-15 games in by now.
There hasn’t actually been that much of a dominance in the unravelling from a Domestic Perspective.
European commitments and Internationals naturally take shape.
Norwich City – Home – WON 4-1
Southamption – Away – WON 2-1
Arsenal – Home – WON – 3-1
Burnley – Away – WON – 3-0
Newcastle United – Home – WON – 3-1
Chelsea – Away – WON – 2-1
Sheffield United – Away – WON – 1-0
Leicester City – Home – WON – 2-1
Manchester United – Away – DRAW – 1-1
Tottenham Hotspur – Home – WON – 2-1
On Reflection or Hindsight, whichever the case, that’s a HARD Fixture list presented.
9 – 1 – Lost 0
We’ve come through almost exceptionally well.
No up and coming fixture is easy, but in the same breath, our ‘wordload’ will gradually grow to become easier.
We should too be free in being able to use the depth of our squad.28th October 2019 at 5:17 am #51192AnonymousInactive366 pts
It’s a very very good run now in fairness. The 3 biggest challenges, in order were : 1) Chelsea 2) Leicester 3) Spurs. In these 3 matches we were REALLY tested but came out on top in each and although I think it says something positive about the quality of those 3, the fact that we won each speaks volumes about this sides mentality.
I will say though, if that Spurs game today wasn’t at Anfield, we might have lost. Spurs were really excellent at times and had they a bit more belief, we could have had much bigger problems than 1 – 0 at half time. We were definitely suspect at the back, with Lovren. Surely Gomez doubles down in training now, to get a starting spot against Arsenal and show Klopp why he should be ahead of Lovren. Fabinho is hitting top top form now. It’s about time the media credited him for transforming our midfield. The rest did Hendo well. I hope Klopp remembers that he can’t play him in every game. Not that he should anyway, we have some other good options there who need minutes to get to their best level.
The future is bright for an excellent team though. We’ve put another extremely difficult test behind us, with a game against City where we don’t actually need to win. It’s at Anfield though, so of course we’ve got to give it our best go. If we can beat City there, assuming we beat Villa (never know though) then we’ll be beginning to set ourselves up for a run at the title.28th October 2019 at 2:09 pm #51230MikusParticipant194 pts
Liverpool seemed to press quite highly yesterday, something they often do at home, and something which makes Henderson look the part and undoubtedly gets the best out of him. That’s why Klopp always had faith we would win the game. But as we all know, when we don’t press as much, particularly away from home, we struggle more. And in such games that’s when Henderson is pretty ineffective. Hence he splits opinion. That’s why it’s so crucial we now have Ox & hopefully Keita to give us more in such games. That’s where we failed last season in those big away games.28th October 2019 at 4:11 pm #51236Hightown hopeParticipant177 pts
Thought it was a cracking game yesterday and our best performance of the season by a distance…and yet Spurs were a bar’s width from going 2-0 up, which I agree with posters above would have been very difficult to come back from.
Fabinho was my man of the match. He was everywhere, breaking up play, keeping things ticking over, and yet still finding the time to get an assist for Hendo’s goal. I thought he was superb, and how Sky gave it Mane I can’t understand. Lovren continues to be a worry, and the sooner Matip is back the better. When lovren is getting picked ahead of Gomez, it illustrates how far Gomez has fallen – and that’s a concern.
As for Spurs, apart from Son, who I believe is a fantastic player, I thought they were pretty disappointing. nEriksen, Alli, Kane were all poor, and am i alone in thinking what is the point of Harry Winks? Maybe I’ve missed something, but for me he has never really impressed…or maybe he is Spurs version of Hendo, and only really appreciated by his own fans.
Great game though, even for the neutral, I would imagine, and just on to the next one. It’s simmering up nicely for City’s visit!!28th October 2019 at 9:32 pm #51279
Fabz by far was the best player on the Pitch yesterday.
He is instrumental and a big part of our engine. His strength, balance, grit and determination, plus his technique and agility to regain or maintain possession.
Oz made a valid point on the buffer of 6 points over Man City for when we play them soon. Not a bad insurance policy.
I’d think of this as a 6-pointer though. If by the end of next weekend the points difference remains the same and if we do beat them at Anfield, that would be a great stretch to 9 points. We just need to maintain the healthy lead consideration the very packed month of games in December for us.
Villa next up for us. It’s on a Saturday too weh-hey 😀2nd November 2019 at 6:10 pm #51665
Well, we were not too far away from starring at our first league defeat. A defeat that would have ended our 27 game unbeaten run. There’s some type of ‘kryptonite’ engraved into us when under adversity.
We have something in us that was missed for years, possibly decades. Imagine if Roy Evans’ team for example had this?
Studying the table, the first few teams beneath us don’t look too out of place so even one defeat can’t really be afforded. We have to keep going and hope we can pull away with a healthy lead to take into December.
Big Big Game Next Sunday.2nd November 2019 at 8:27 pm #51680AnonymousInactive366 pts
This is a few times now where Klopp’s starting 11 has been suspect, in my opinion. He has spotted the issues and amended them but we’ve had a few games on a knife edge now. It’s time to start Oxlade in PL matches. Also, can something be done for Gomez? he’s clearly better than Lovren. If he’s suffering from disillusionment or something else, can’t this be man managed? Too much is at stake to have a player of Gomez’s quality wasting away whilst Matip is out and Trent needing a rest sometime soon. Salah needs to be rested until he heals also. That’s a much more difficult situation to resolve but Ox could fill in, with Lallana getting another 90.
I’m not sure what happened to Fabinho but if he’s injured, we better have him for City or we’re in big trouble.
On the positive side, we’ve got the mentality of Champions. So do City though.2nd November 2019 at 8:49 pm #51684MikusParticipant194 pts
Mak, I suspect with Fabinho being one yellow card away from a suspension, he was rested today to save him for the City game.
Agree the line up was idealistic and we’re having to really squeeze everything out of us to get over the line. Klopp clearly still has trust issues with some of the squad, hence I suspect that’s why Lallana started ahead of Ox. It’s not easy to watch at times, but it is still ultimately working. And with Keita seemingly going the way that Aquilani did, Klopp’s reliable options in midfield are very limited.
2nd November 2019 at 8:59 pm #51686sean the sailorParticipant341 pts
- This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Mikus.
I think Winji needs a break now. He’s been to quiet now for a few games.
Ox did well today. Fabhino is one card away from suspension so was rested today
We only have two clean sheets this season. We keep digging out results. We are a proper team now with massive balls but we need to start games better.
Mane is our big game player. Always up for a fight no matter were we go
If it was a choice to sell him or salah, it be salah day all long
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.