LIVERPOOL are in talks to bag a record Premier League kit deal – smashing Manchester United’s current £75million-a-year contract with Adidas.
The Kop’s deal with American sportswear giants New Balance ends at the end of next season with talks already underway to extend the partnership.
Liverpool’s current deal is worth £45m-a-year.
The Daily Mail report New Balance consider their venture with the Premier League leaders has been fruitful, however, they will have to increase their sponsorship offer by at least £30m-a-year for it to continue.
While huge progress has been made on the pitch under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, the club have reported two straight years of record kit sales.
And the profile of star players like Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk have soared while sporting New Balance merchandise seen worldwide.
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A source close to the talks told Sportsmail: “The club are established in Europe again and challenging at home.
“They were the most-watched Premier League team last season with 880 million viewers across all competitions.
“Liverpool will be competing with Manchester United’s £75m-a-year deal. They are open to extending with New Balance, but if they don’t come up with the cash, the club would be open to finding another partner.”
Both Arsenal and Chelsea earn £60m-a-year from their latest kit deals.
Arsenal start a five-year deal with Adidas worth £300m in the summer, while Chelsea penned a 15-year deal with Nike two years ago worth £900m.
Manchester City have signed a £50m-a-year deal with Puma starting next season.