Liverpool have confirmed New Balance will continue as the club's official kit supplier until July 31, 2020.
That means the record-breaking deal with Nike will be pushed back for a further two months, after the coronavirus pandemic halted all sporting activities, forcing the season to be stretched further.
The Reds were to start their journey with the giant manufacturers today, June 1, after they won a court battle against current suppliers New Balance last year.
"It has been mutually agreed with New Balance, the club and incoming kit supplier Nike that the deal, which was due to come to an end on May 31, 2020, will be extended due to the Premier League being suspended as a result of COVID-19," read part of the statment on Monday.
The new deal with the American sports firm, which will see them outfit the men’s, women’s, and Academy squads, as well as the coaching staff and Liverpool FC Foundation, is due to commence on August 1, 2020.
Jurgen Klopp's men will return to action after a three-month break in two weeks' time, aiming to lift the title that has eluded them for three decades.