After the deal was revealed over a year ago, the anticipation was already starting to bubble – Liverpool had signed a deal with a company with a sports brand who’d scarcely made a football shirt before to make their iconic red kit – what would it be like?

Well the wait is over, as at midnight last night Anfield played host to the new Liverpool Home Shirt 2012 / 2013 from Warrior.

Steven Gerrard and Pepe Reina in the Liverpool Home Shirt 2012-13 from Warrior Sports

Harking back to the 70’s and 80’s for inspiration, the Liverpool Home Shirt 2012 / 2013 is almost entirely red, with no white panels, stripes or roll-overs on the socks.

Instead the Warrior-designed Liverpool Home Shirt 2012 / 2013 is trilled with gold, with the sponsor, Warrior logo and Liverpool crest trimmed in Gold.

Liverpool Home Shirt 2012 / 2013 from Warrior Sports

Speaking of the crest, rather than the grand badge that has graced most Liverpool shirts since the early 90’s, the Home Shirt 2012 / 2013 returns to the sole liverbird with ‘L.F.C’ underneath, giving the kit a cleaner look.

On the back of the neck are two ‘eternal flames’ and the number 96, marking the 96 fans who went to see the Reds play, but never came home from Hillsborough.

Liverpool Home Shirt 2012 / 2013

A subtle pinstripe runs through the front and back of the kit, lining up with a smart placket on the polo collar.

As for the techy stuff, Warrior have employed a performance fabric throughout the entire Liverpool Home Shirt 2012 / 2013, designed to regulate player temperature and wick sweat, whilst a four-way-stretch underarm mesh keeps players cool and comfortable.

Luis Suarez in the Liverpool Home Shirt 2012-13 from Warrior Sports

What do you think of Warrior Sports’ Maiden effort?

Let us know on the Shirt-O-Meter, or in the comments!

LIVERPOOL HOME SHIRT 2012 / 2013 FROM WARRIOR, 7.8 out of 10 based on 353 ratings

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  1. says: guest

    Really slick kit there, much better than the generic adidas template designs. I like the old school design and logo choice

  2. says: Emperius

    Lol, kit looks like a second league in town. WTF happened to Liverpool in these last years. No major sponsors seen.

  3. says: guest

    no major sponsors seen? do you know who standard charted are? and how much they and warrior paid to sponsor liverpool? do some research first mate

    1. says: Katie Adams

       Standard charted are the biggest bank in asia and they paid 80 million and warrior paid 150  million for  a six year deal but the club with sales should make well over 300 million

  4. says: Guest

    Liverpool make £20m p.a from Standard Chartered and £25m p.a from Warrior. Standard Chartered did not pay Warrior they paid Liverpool directly just like Warrior paid Liverpool directly. 

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