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<b>Away kit</b><br/>
Liverpool's away kit has been among the most heavily criticised ahead of the start of the season. Some have described it as akin to a Christmas jumper - which will perhaps be apt during the festive fixture pile-up - but for the rest of the season it'll just look daft.
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<b>Reaction on Twitter...</b><br/><br/>
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The Liverpool away kit seems to be based on a Space Invaders clone from the mid 80s.
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I don't blame Suarez for wanting to leave Liverpool... Who would want to be seen wearing their new away kit?

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