Liverpool Reveal New Warrior Away Kit for 2014-15 Season

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2014

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Liverpool revealed their new Warrior away kit for the 2014-15 season ahead of their post-season friendly against Dublin's Shamrock Rovers at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday.  

Reds legends Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer were joined by five Liverpool fans for a 30-minute webcast in which the new strip was revealed two hours before the game in Ireland, with the club also posting photos on their Twitter account:

Liverpool have had Warrior as their kit supplier since the start of a six-year deal in June 2012, reportedly worth up to £300 million, per Andy Hunter of The Guardian

The new kit will be shown off in Liverpool's final domestic outing of the season, just three days after the Premier League final day when a 2-1 home win over Newcastle confirmed their second place finish.

Simon Mignolet also modeled his goalkeeper kit for next season during the reveal:

Despite squandering a potential first league title since 1990, as a 2-0 loss to Chelsea and 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace effectively scuppered their chances, the Reds made significant advances in 2013-14, per ESPN FC:

They will compete in the Champions League next season for the first time since 2009, per Opta's Duncan Alexander, making Liverpool a more attractive club for world-class players as well as an even better commercial proposition.

Manager Brendan Rodgers will be desperately hoping to keep top-scorer Luis Suarez at the club over the summer, as he bagged 31 goals in the Premier League this season, per Squawka. The club will also hope to bring in more quality to help them fight for silverware on both domestic and European fronts.

Manchester City eventually came away with the Premier League title on Sunday, but Liverpool pushed them the whole way and will be hoping to go one better next season. 

Rodgers said after the Newcastle game, per Hunter: "We've just finished short but we will be back again next season."

If the Reds can bring in some better defenders, then they will be a serious contender in all competitions next season, as they already have brilliant attacking options in the shape of Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling, to name but three.

With World Cup-bound players not appearing against Rovers, Rodgers will have the chance to try out some new blood in their new kit and perhaps begin his planning for next season.