Home players shirt
Years worn: 1896-98
In this home shirt Liverpool in first played in away Division One match versus
Sheffield Wednesday, 1-2, 01.09.1896, at Olive Grove.
In left - 1896-97 Home player shirt long sleeve
- not now good image
In general difficultly in detail to write about these years
Liverpool F.C., but I shall return to this stage of their history and I shall write more
in detail. May be all not as, how I has written.
In a season 1896-97 the design home shirt has changed. Liverpool used home shirt
one seasons, 1896-97 & 1897-98 (time of use away shirt is probably inexact). Liverpool
used home shirt how in all home, as and in more away matches.
H 1.0 - Home shirt with home shorts & home socks.
As how now not have team photo season 1896-97, can to assume of text (down) how how
was first Liverpool red shirt.
Liverpool’s game vs. The Wednesday on 1st of September 1896
was not only the first game Liverpool played under new management but also as Liverpool
Daily Post reported: “The first game in new red shirts and white pants.” Liverpool had
until then played in blue and white. Though Liverpool were sporting a new look, a few
familiar faces were still in their ranks. Matt McQueen, Joe McQue, John McCartney and
Malcolm McVean also featured for the club in its first season in the Lancashire league in
As how I not have photos with matches Liverpool F.C. in
season 1896-97, I used sketches. This fragment of sketch with home Division One match
versus Sunderland (07.11.1896).
|| ABOUT THE KIT 1896/01
Research by Liverpool FC statistician Eric Doig uncovered the first official game
when the club wore red. On September 1st, 1896 (the opening day of the new season in
Division One), Liverpool defeated The Wednesday 2-1 at Olive Grove courtesy of two goals
by George Allan. Local newspaper reports claimed the team wore red shirts and white pants.
Our image on the opposite page also confirms the change, the sketch being from November
The new shirt incorporated a dark red or black stand collar with buttons down the
front. The shorts were white, knee length with the socks black. The away version was the
same, but with white shirt and shorts (and black socks). ("Tops of The Kops"
Leht image was made David Moor, proceeding to this
description. Whether the information written in the book (Tops of The Kops) about
Liverpool F.C. kits in a season 1896-97 is true, will show time.
In 1891 the Football League required member clubs to
register their colours for the first time and no two teams were allowed to wear similar
shirts. The following year, when the Second Division was formed this rule was relaxed but
home teams were now required to have a spare set of white shirts, which could be used if
colours clashed. As write David Moor (historicalkits.co.uk).
|| This fragment
of pre season photo Liverpool F.C. with season 1896-97. On this moment I not have any
photos with matches Liverpool in season 1896-97.
Played team in this shirt, may be red color in season
1896-97, big question. On Liverpool players here dressed dark shorts, may be black color.
description of the shirt, shorts, socks and features. Difference between a player shirt
and a replica shirt.
of Liverpool F.C. players wearing the kits in season 1896-97
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