Liverpool know how to get their fans up and rolling. Just some days after launching their new Aw18 collection with ’47 – a collection where the club decided to represent the roots of the city by bringing in four local talents together in the project – they came up with a new historic kit collection, bringing back the memories from their tenure between 1988/89 to 2001/03.
Launching the jerseys ahead of the festive period, it is safe to say the Liverpool hierarchy has done a great job. With no manufacturing sponsors – like Adidas or Reebok – the first in the lot is their retro 1988/89 Candy third kit. The season represents a historic campaign for the club because of the Hillsborough Disaster. Furthermore, it was the same season when the Reds defeated their Merseyside rivals Everton 3-2 in the FA Cup final. The kit is made of 100% polyester.
Then there is this 2001/03 European home kit. With a comparatively thin white neck, the club’s crest is embroidered in the middle, followed by Carlsberg’s branding in the centre. Next up is the 1995/96 home shirt, which features a thick V-neck collar with a red-white combination.
Last up is the 1996/97 away shirt, which features a polo collar and cuffs, with the club’s crest embroidered in a rather elliptical round followed by a black-velvet Carlsberg’s logo. And for the launch, the club decided to go with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Dominic Solanke and Xherdan Shaqiri.