Football and fashion: The class of 2020-21 kits ranked
When it comes to football kits, there’s always a debate. Each and every season clubs release their new strips. While some prove a massive hit with fans, others are universally hated.
This football season is no different. As it settles down and the new kits start to become permanent fixtures on the backs of the Premier League’s stars we run down the top three kits in the division this year.
It’s Liverpool’s first season with Nike and they’ve created a kit that could well and truly become iconic. It’s simple, sleek and has everything a devoted spectator would want from a Liverpool shirt. It uses the classic red and white colours, with the teal trim reminiscent of the Liver Birds that sit at the top of the city’s famous Liver Building.
For Nike, it’s the perfect timing to take over as the club’s kit manufacturer. Jurgen Klopp’s men are Premier League champions and are among the favourites once again to lift the trophy. Many fans have already placed their bets on that happening and given the last few weeks, many more will be taking advantage of the online promotions from several brands. Consumers can even earn £30 for free, but with 888sport one needs to deposit a minimum of £10 in order to claim that. And who knows, winnings could be enough to buy the strip.
The club are behind Manchester City currently at 17/10 with Pep’s men priced at 13/10. Despite this one thing is for sure, Liverpool certainly sit top of the tree when it comes to kits.
Another Nike kit which looks superb – especially on the pitch – is the home shirt that the Spurs players are currently wearing. It’s a real classic look with plenty of modern twists. The pattern on the white base is bold and eye-catching, while the collar and navy trim really add an extra element to it.
What’s more, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are certainly enjoying the kit while banging in the goals for fun. The club are dark horses for the Premier League this season and also favourites for the Europa League.
Spurs haven’t won a trophy since 2008 but if they were to win one during their first full season in their new stadium, it is certainly a kit that will go down in history.
There are only so many ways one can configure claret and blue but Burnley has managed to make it work well and has created a really nice design that puts it up there among the best in the division. Umbro has done a great job with the team’s kits this season and Sean Dyche’s men have certainly benefited most.
The blue sleeves are slightly lower than the shoulder for this design, while the collar harks back to classic kits of years gone by. It’s a kit that has certainly divided as some claim that it’s boring – but others celebrate it’s smart, sleek and sharp visuals.
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