Liverpool's commercial chief admits in court to not having read Nike contract in full

21 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The deal between Liverpool and Nike is understood to be worth around £70 million per season - a significant boost for the club, whose deal with New Balance is worth £45 million.

Liverpool are in a legal battle with their current kit supplier, New Balance, over the club's reported new kit deal with Nike.

New Balance claim to have a clause in their contract with the club to continue their deal if they can match any new proposed agreement.

The trial is due to conclude Tuesday.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

In a surprising turn of events, Liverpool's chief commercial officer has admitted to not having read the club's reported new kit sponsorship contract with Nike in full, when he Monday was questioned in court over specific elements of the deal. 

According to the Daily Mail, Billy Hogan, Liverpool's chief commercial officer, was questioned by representative to New Balance Daniel Oudkerk QC on whether the Nike agreement included any financial consequences for Liverpool if the club failed to qualify to the Champions League.

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