News From Liverpool: Liverpool to release special edition LeBron James kit in “early 2023”

Back in 2011, basketball legend James agreed a marketing deal with Fenway Sports Group that included a two percent stake in Liverpool, but now he, along with associate Maverick Carter, are classed as partners of the group.

Two years ago, Reds chairman Tom Werner confirmed plans to launch a LeBron range that would rival Nikes Air Jordan line.

And that now finally seems to be coming to fruition, with Footy Headlines reporting on Wednesday that a Liverpool x LeBron James themed kit would be released in early 2023.

For now, there are no further details on the colour, design, or whether its a kit Liverpool will wear during matches, but the story claims it will be part of a wider collection, something Werner alluded to back in 2021.

Were doing a product line with LeBron and Liverpool, Werner told the Boston Globe at the time.

Nike is creating seven or eight products that connect LeBron with soccer.

I dont know specifics yet, but theyre going to create seven or eight products that rival the connection that Michael Jordan has with Nike.

LeBron has been pictured in Liverpool kits and training wear on a number of occasions, and its no real surprise to see Nike taking advantage of the link between one of their most famous athletes and LFC.

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LeBron James (@KingJames) May 3, 2022

Earlier this year, Nike released some LeBron James x LFC basketball shoes, but this will be the first item of clothing between the collaboration.

Air Jordan is one of Nikes most recognisable ranges, and their association with NBA legend Michael Jordan has seen its use for Paris Saint-Germain kits since 2018.

Nike have also produced special Air Jordan fourth kits for PSG during that time, with Jordan himself receiving a sizeable cut of the profits.