Some clubs have classic strips that will trigger nostalgia for many fans, and others have a unique design that takes inspiration from the city that its club resides in.
Manchester City – Third Kit
Manchester City’s third kit offers a unique design that reflects their style of play on the pitch. Pep Guardiola is an innovator and the style he has manufactured at City is unprecedented in terms of intensity.
The new kit made by Puma features a dark navy blue base, with pink details. The most eye-catching detail is the electrical sparks that feature throughout. This was perhaps inspired by City’s electric football on the pitch.
City won the treble last year, and this year they will be expected to retain their Premier League title for starters. In English Premier League title odds they are 8/11 favourites to achieve a fourth league success in a row. Their new third strip could hint that the sparks are not set to die out anytime soon.
Guardiola’s team are like no other, and their new kit is incredibly unique to match.
Liverpool – Home Kit
The Reds will be facing @FCBayern in this season’s Home Kit.
— Liverpool FC Retail (@LFCRetail) August 2, 2023
Liverpool’s kit manufacturer Nike has opted for a retro aesthetic for the club’s home shirt.
The new kit offers a classical red design with a white ring collar that is not dissimilar to the kits worn in the successful 1980s period for the club.
Jurgen Klopp is in the process of rebuilding his squad this summer and perhaps the retro vibes surrounding the new kit suggest Liverpool are looking to replicate the magic of their most successful squad ever.
Manufacturers can rarely go wrong when taking inspiration from iconic kits of the past. That is the case here as Nike have nailed a simple but popular design for the kit of such a reputable club.
Nottingham Forest – Away Kit
Making waves ????
— Nottingham Forest (@NFFC) July 14, 2023
Puma and Nike seem to have focused their best kit entries for the 2023/24 season on Guardiola and Klopp’s sides. But Adidas has created many exciting kits ahead of the new campaign.
Adidas has created a full range of stellar strips for both Manchester United and Nottingham Forest, but Forest’s away kit arguably is the pick of the bunch.
The kit features a sky blue wavey patterned effect on top of a white base colour – the shirt certainly offers associations with the FIFA World Cup-winning Argentina team.
Forest is set for another difficult season, as they look to again maintain their Premier League status. Their away kit is similar to the world champions, and if they can perform at all similar on the pitch, then they will be comfortably safe next year.
Puma, Nike and Adidas have released many exceptional kit designs ahead of the new season. City’s kit represents their unique abilities on the pitch. Liverpool’s retro look suggests they could be looking to return to former glory. Forest could perhaps look to replicate the technical quality of a certain nation that provided a similar aesthetic at the World Cup as they aim to survive a second season in the league.