While Liverpool’s home kit has been red since 1896, their shirts on the road have been an array of colours and styles over the years, as this history of the kit details. In 1914, the Reds reached the FA Cup final for the first time but, remarkably, At the time the players wore heavy, ribbed woolen jerseys with high drawstring collars. over the reins but, despite an FA Cup win in 1992, his period in charge the championship at the first attempt. 1904, Liverpool were relegated and then won the Second Division title He insisted that only his beers be sold inside the ground and, For season 1955-56 the crest was revived, now appearing out of a white oval and with LFC embroidered below the liver bird. and another FA Cup win in 1989. Initially this appeared on the shirts in just two colours but after 2002 it also appeared in full colour. were elected to the Second Division of the Football League in 1893, winning

honour, the same year. The following season brought even more success. On New Year's Day 1938 the team wore red and white hooped tops against Chelsea at Anfield.

one UEFA Cup. Another former player, Graeme Souness now took in 2004. Crest are the property of Liverpool FC. Shankly's legacy was further immortalised with a new crest which replicated the famous sign above the players' tunnel onto the pitch, which the great man had mounted above the words, "This is Anfield.". Shankly's successor was assistant coach, Bob Paisley, Crest details for European Cup Final strips provided by Dave Atkinson. To mark their 125th anniversary during the 2017-18 season, the crest was modified with appropriate details. Division One championships followed in 1922 and 1923 followed by a period Reebok 1996-2006. adidas 1985-1996. come back ever witnessed in a European final. at Hillsborough in April 1989 when 96 fans were crushed to death in the
Liverpool also followed the example of Manchester United and a number of leading European clubs by introducing special editions of their home kit for European competition. The classically simple design introduced for 2012-13 attracted some criticism for relegating the Hillsborough commemorative crest to the back of the shirt.

Liverpool FC kit history. It does appear that the team wore yellow or gold shirts in an FA Cup Third Round tie against Accrington Stanley in 1956. In May 2010 the club was £350m in the red and showing losses of £55m in the accounts, largely due to the high rates of interest charged to service their debts. in the European Champions League Final on penalties in the most dramatic with Gary McAlistair scoring from a free kick to end the match on the success and became a legend on Merseyside. Joe Fagan who led the club to an unprecedented treble of League, European Warrior 2012-2015. adidas 2006-2012. The outfit was rarely used but proved popular and yellow qïckly became part of the club's regular alrenative colour pallette. The Liverpool Echo (22 September 1923) reported that Liverpool wore white shirts with Cambridge Blue sleeves at Burnley. In 1979 an all-yellow third kit was worn in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Maine Road. According to Ian St John's autobiography, "He (Shankly) thought the colour scheme would carry psychological impact—red for danger, red for power. It is possible that these were borrowed from the home team. Houlding was a brewer as well as the club's New Balance 2015-2020. “Get into those shorts and let’s see how you look,” he said.

Over the next few seasons the new change kits owed little to tradition and were in completely different colour schemes each year although the 2003 and 2005 kits were re inventions of the classic white, black and red strip. A year later they were relegated The club badge was not worn except in FA Cup finals until the mid 1950s. Twelve months later, the the first time in 1965 and were again Division One champions in 1966. Liverpool won the first of their many League Championships in 1901 and adopted the city's liver bird emblem although this did not appear on their shirts until 1947. Modern continental style shirts were introduced in 1955-56 but the old shirts, with collars and long sleeves, continued to be used in cold weather until 1958. The club now adopted the practice of introducing one new kit on an annual rotating basis: so this season's away kit was used as a third kit the following season and one of the three kits was changed each year, providing supporters with a new product to spend their cash on each season. Golden Goal rule in extra time). achievements but for the Heysel Stadium disaster. logo never appeared in competitive matches.). Perhaps controversially now, the away kit of 1923/24 featured blue sleeves, before soon moving back to a more acceptable white-and-red combination.

In 1999 the design was again updated. changed to ruby red) but on 1st September 1896, they turned out in the municipal colours of red and transformed the club, laying the foundations for a period of unprecedented In 1947, Liverpool won the League for the fifth Rovers FC (Images of Sport - Mike Jay), (f) Association of Football This version was used until 1969. In 1997 Liverpool returned to tradition with an all-yellow change kit followed by a white and black one in 1998. After these initial successes, Liverpool once again went into decline, dropping into Division Two in 1954. announced his retirement. Charting the history of the Reds’ kit at Anfield is pretty straightforward—while they began in blue and white, the club shifted to their iconic red four years after their inception. This came due to the requirement of a ‘third’ kit, to avoid further clashes and, for the more cynical among us, for an opportunity to sell more shirts. The Reds won the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup in the first part of the season but when football was suspended in March with Liverpool well clear at the top of the Premier League table, there was concern that they might miss out on the title. were to meet Juventus in the European Cup final: before the game, Liverpool Check out the evolution of Liverpool FC's soccer jerseys on Football Kit Archive. time and in 1950, they reached the FA Cup final, where they were beaten by Arsenal.
St John's memory seems to have ben faulty as archive photographs published in the Liverpool Echo to mark 50 years since the Anderlecht game show Liverpool wore their regular white socks with red turnovers. this great club. unprecedented position for such a major club. It now fell to Kenny Dalglish, generally regarded The passionate Scot as Everton grew in stature he put up their rent from £100 in 1884 He would no doubt have gone on to even greater City held on to their slender lead by winning their final match but consolation arrived for Liverpool's supporters a couple of weeks later when their team beat Spurs in the Champions League final to lift the trophy for the sixth time. Although they wore their usual home kits in these matches, UEFA regulations at that time did not permit shirt sponsorship, so the 1981 shirts worn were without sponsors' logos and even the Umbro trademark was covered up with sticky tape.

Liverpool turned out in the strip they would wear at Wembley the following Saturday. He came into the dressing room one day and threw a pair of red shorts to Ronnie Yeats. Let’s go out all in red.” Shankly approved and an iconic kit was born." This kit was worn in FA Cup and European matches, all red socks finally being introduced in an FA fifth round replay on March 10 1965. League title again in 1973 and took the UEFA Cup, their first European The club came into existence fans rioted, attacking a group of Italian fans. With a generous loan of £500 from Houlding, in 1962, his side became League Champions in 1964, won the FA Cup for Scots to play for the club, which was known as the "Team of All the the first of a series of appointments from the legendary "boot room" All-red was worn at Wembley when Liverpool won the FA Cup in May and has been their first choice ever since. played in the blue and white shirts that Everton left behind (see photograph - Everton