Liverpool unveil Europe-inspired third kit

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Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool have released their new Nike third kit for the 2020/21 season, drawing inspiration from the club's iconic European nights at Anfield.

On Friday morning, the Reds released their new third kit for the upcoming campaign, which sports a chequered black and anthracite pattern that is complemented by crimson side panelling, a V-shape neckline and plain black shorts with crimson detailing.

Scroll through the gallery above for images of Liverpool's new third kit for the 2020/21 season

"Taking inspiration from the iconic European nights played at Anfield, the third kit's design is heavily influenced by the array of chequered flags and banners that decorate the Kop for each home game in European competition..." the club said in an official statement on its website.

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was part of the kit's unveiling and revealed his excitement to wear the new strip when he takes to the field.

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"It's always special to pull on the Liverpool shirt, especially when we get to play in European competitions at home in front of our fans," the England international said.

"There are no words to describe that feeling of walking out in front of our supporters on those special nights. This shirt is a great celebration of our club's history and I can't wait to wear it on the pitch."

The Reds' Premier League title defence gets underway this weekend when they host Leeds United at Anfield in their opening fixture of the 2020/21 campaign.

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