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When you have the kind of history that Liverpool has, with their never ending roll of honours, you are no doubt going to have a number of cool looking Liverpool retro shirts to celebrate those great achievements of the past.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, after a very disappointing season in the league, a vintage Liverpool football shirt is beginning to look a more attractive purchase than the current replica shirts.
It is when you begin to look at the different Liverpool retro shirts available at specialist websites online that you see just how successful this club once was and why not challenging for the title, year on year, is almost unthinkable by their supporters. Perhaps buying a vintage Liverpool football shirt and reminiscing about past glories might be good therapy for disgruntled fans.
Below we look at three Liverpool retro shirts from the not so distant past, which will bring a welcome smile to all Liverpool fans around the world.
Liverpool 1984 European Cup Winners Shirt
In 1984, Liverpool were crowned the Kings of Europe for a fourth time, winning the European Cup in Rome by beating Roma 4-2 on penalties. The exciting climax to the game is perhaps best remembered by goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar’s leg-wobbling antics.
The Liverpool retro shirts are made from 100% Polyester and are based around a red shirt with thin gold stripes and a white and red trim around the sleeves and collar. The vintage Liverpool football shirt also has the text ‘European Cup Final Rome 1984′ embroidered in gold around a gold coloured Liver Bird, which is of course the club’s mascot.
Liverpool 1988-89 Away Shirt
There was a time in the eighties when grey became the fashionable colour for a side’s away strip. During the time that Liverpool adopted this trend they just so happened to have a great squad of players that were very successful, including the likes of Jan Molby, Ray Houghton, Peter Beardsley and John Barnes.
The Liverpool retro shirts are based around a light grey shirt with red trim on the collar and a red stripe down the sleeves. The club actually kept this design for two consecutive seasons, except that the sponsors changed from Crown Paints to Candy during that time.
Liverpool 1986 Double Winners Shirt
Having tied up the league earlier in the season, a victory over Merseyside rivals, Everton, in the FA Cup clinched the double, in 1986 and this wonderful vintage Liverpool football shirt celebrates that great achievement. Incidentally, these Liverpool retro shirts were also worn in the 10-0 demolition of Fulham the following season, in the Littlewoods Cup.
The vintage Liverpool football shirt is red in colour with the club’s Liver Bird mascot in white and the sponsors “Crown Paints” emblazoned across the front.
write by Athelstan