​Liverpool's proposed new kit deal with Nike will reportedly still trail Manchester United's contract with Adidas after earlier ​reports claimed that it could beat the Red Devils in becoming the highest sponsored football club in the world in terms of kits.

Liverpool and sportswear giants Nike are reportedly set to reach an agreement over the club's kit deal from the 2020-21 season.

The Reds' current deal with New Balance expires at the end of this season but they have been dragged to court by their current supplier.

​Mirror report that terms of the agreement emerged in court on Friday with Nike paying the Premier League leaders a flat fee of £30m per season.

The report further states that Liverpool project that the fee could reach £70m with royalties, merchandise sales and on-field bonuses.

However, the Mail reports that while that is a hefty increase on their £40m-a-year deal with New Balance, it still leaves the Reds trailing Manchester United's commercial deal.

The report then specifies that it is claimed Nike believe they can sell Liverpool merchandise in 6,000 outlets across the world. That is still way less than 20,000 global stores that are selling Manchester United's merchandise.

United's current agreement with Adidas is also worth an incredible £75m-a-year over 10 years, since 2014. That deal is the highest in the Premier League.

Liverpool's court case with New Balance is set to continue on Monday.