Liverpool fans convinced club’s new third kit is a clever ploy to persuade Virgil van Dijk to join the Reds

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Liverpool fans convinced club’s new third kit is a clever ploy to persuade Virgil van Dijk to join the Reds

Many Liverpool fans were excited to finally see their club’s new 2017/18 third kit launched on Monday morning.

According to New Balance, “the design inspiration for the third kit comes from the original wooden signage of the famous Kop stand. The 2017/18 third kit is Bold Citrus in colour and is framed with a black collar and trims.”

Bold Citrus? Looks orange to us. Either way, it’s a nice strip.

Coutinho shows off the new strip
(Image: John Powell)

Anyway… while many supporters were simply delighted to get a first official glimpse of the new colours, others took one look at the new kit and decided that it was more than just a new shirt. Some particularly optimistic Reds think it might be the key to Jurgen Klopp finally landing his No1 transfer target.

Take a closer look at the new kit. Remind you of any other famous strips?

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No-one’s going to struggle to spot Liverpool’s players in this kit
(Image: John Powell)

Holland, right?

The orange top with the black trim… the new Liverpool kit looks EXACTLY like a classic Netherlands shirt.

And who plays for the Netherlands?

Yep, Virgil van Dijk – the Southampton defender Liverpool have been chasing all summer.

Van Dijk playing for Southampton…
(Image: Action Images via Reuters)
Virgil van Dijk vies with Eden Hazard
…and playing for Holland
(Image: AFP/Getty)

The similarity between the two kits is, of course, a coincidence.

The fact Liverpool will (at some point) play in colours which resemble those of van Dijk’s country is not really going to have much impact on any potential transfer.

Nonetheless, with tongue firmly in cheek, plenty of Liverpool fans are taking the link to be a positive.

Some are loving the idea of van Dijk wearing it…

Some are directly pleading with van Dijk to come and wear it

And some are (mischievously) suggesting it might just cause a little more trouble…

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