Liverpool F.C. Home players kits 1896 - 1897
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  1896-97 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 1892.

  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 1896.
  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" Peter Crilly)

  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 (

  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.


Home shorts Home socks
With the description of the shirt, shorts, socks and features. Difference between a player shirt and a replica shirt.

  Show images of Liverpool F.C. players wearing the kits in season 1896-97

  If you have any further information on any of the kits featured or omitted please contact us. I are currently researching the kits worn by Liverpool F.C. in individual games and would appreciate any information you may have for this season's games.

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