Liverpool unveil their New Balance kit

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Liverpool's new kit for next season
Liverpool's new kit for next season

Liverpool have unveiled the kit they will wear next season at a lavish ceremony at Anfield, with contract rebel Raheem Sterling chosen as one of the models at the launch.

Liverpool scoring greats Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler opened proceedings at Anfield, before the club's anthem You'll Never Walk Alone was played on the stadium's speakers to signal the start of the presentation.

Martin Skrtel, Simon Mignolet, Daniel Sturridge and Sterling were on hand to model the kit, with the presence of the last of that quartet interesting as there are doubts over his future at the club.

There has been leaks on Twitter for weeks suggesting what the new kit might look like, with this effort proving to be a long way wide of the mark.

Liverpool fans will now wait to see who will be wearing the new kit next season, with captain Steven Gerrard certain to leave and doubts over the future of Jordan Henderson and Sterling at the club.

Reds fans will also wonder whether Europa League badges will be pinned on to the shirts, with Brendan Rodgers' side current favourites to land a place in next season's second string UEFA competition.

The lucrative deal with sportswear manufacturer New Balance is believed to be worth around £25m-a-year to the Merseyside club, with the NB logo replacing the Warrior branding that has been on the Reds kit in recent seasons.

New Balance are, in fact, a parent company of Warrior so the deal have been struck within the same group Liverpool have been working with of late, with sportswear firm based in Boston, which is where Liverpool's Fenway Sports Group ownership is based.