Liverpool face court battle with New Balance, their own kit supplier
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Liverpool face court battle with New Balance, their own kit supplier

New Balance claim they have ‘matching clause’ in contract that is due to expire at end of season; Reds eyeing lucrative Nike deal

Liverpool are in a legal dispute with their own kit supplier New Balance, amid reports they are about to announce a club-record deal with rivals Nike.

A Liverpool FC spokesperson told Sky Sports News: “We can confirm that our kit supplier, New Balance, has commenced a legal dispute against the club.

“We will not be making any further comment during these legal proceedings.”

Liverpool’s current six-year £45m-a-season contract with the sportswear manufacturer is due to expire at the end of the season.

The Champions League winners are close to a £70m-a-season agreement with American sportswear giants Nike – which would be the most lucrative in the club’s history.

However, New Balance claim they have a ‘matching clause’ in their contract with Liverpool but have not been given a chance to equal the financial offer from Nike.

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