Jurgen Klopp has signed a new personal endorsement deal with direct Nike rivals and German manufacturer Adidas.
According to the Daily Telegraph (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom), the Liverpool boss will trade in his iconic New Balance attire for a fresh look in the 2020/21 season. Klopp will now wear Adidas sports gear, which has raised questions amongst fans following the club’s new lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike.
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The Premier League champions recently unveiled their new home kit and first ever Nike advertisement video. Their former partnership with New Balance came to an end this summer after five years.
The news has sparked a lot of debate, with Kopites discussing what this personal agreement could mean. Some think Klopp could be leaving Anfield and that going against the grain of the new sponsorship is some sort of act of defiance.
Another supporter thinks this is a big error from Nike who have ‘dropped the bag’ by not making sure the 54-year-old it also kitted out with new gear.
Read more replies from the Anfield faithful here:
Weird. Feel like Nike should have caught wind of this and made sure they also scooped him up so there is continuity through the Liverpool deal and optics
— M.D Breezy (@MDBr33zy) August 4, 2020
Klopp will end up as the German national coach so this is just logical. Also Klopp isn’t the first coach to do this. Steven Gerard has an adidas sponsorship yet rangers don’t wear adidas 🤷🏿♂️
— Darkie (@DarkieNotfamous) August 4, 2020
This means he’s going to have to pack in the tracksuits and start wearing suits from now on then
— Lewis Dignam (@lewis_dignam) August 4, 2020
Oof Nike dropped the bag w this one 😖
— mboppe (@boardmanburner) August 4, 2020
Adidas glasses and cap #LFC
— Abhishek Krishnan (@SociallySober) August 4, 2020
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