Liverpool fans fume as club wear “Man United” kit in friendly match against Bologna

Liverpool appeared to wear what was dubbed “Man United” kits during their friendly match against Bologna.

The Reds beat the Italian outfit as Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota scored in what was a 2-0 victory.

But during the match, Liverpool had to wear darker shorts as per a shortage of kits in the dressing room, leaving a lot of fans disgruntled with the colour on social media.

But now Liverpool have provided an answer as to why they wore the kit.

The club said: “The reason Liverpool are sporting the unusual combination of the red home jerseys and away shorts and socks is due to an unexpected clash of kits, with match officials deeming the stone shirt too indistinguishable from Bologna’s white tops.

“Logistics meant the team were unable to change into full home strip ahead of the games.”

Klopp on the match

After the game, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp provided his assessment of how Liverpool played.

He said via the club’s official site: “I liked obviously the way we scored the goals because they [the opponents] lost the ball easy – I don’t think it was easy, it was just we forced them. From that we played really good football against a defensive-orientated team but I liked a lot of things.

“Always when we kept the ball, when we had the right speed for our passing and kept them running, it looks really good. In the second game especially as well, it was really good.

“I liked the rhythm we played. You come to chances, you have to use them. We had more chances than we scored but obviously, Taki scored after Shaq’s pass was a nice one. How I said, [we] could have scored more with the penalty and all that stuff but it’s all fine.

“As long as nobody is injured, how it looks in the moment, then it was 60 minutes for a lot, 45 minutes for some and 15 minutes for some, so that’s exactly what we wanted to have today. I’m really happy.

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