Liverpool FC Away players kits 1980 - 1981      
         
 
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1980-81 Away player shirt long sleeve № 7 Kenny Dalglish (small yellow-red Umbro logo & yellow Liverbird, unknown season use)  -  



1980-81 Away player shirt long sleeve № 4 Phil Thompson (small red Umbro logo & red Liverbird & small HITACHI logo)  -  image with site Liverpool F C Football Shirts www.facebook.com/liverpoolmatch.shirts



1980-81 Away player shirt long sleeve № 6 Alan Hansen (big yellow-red Umbro logo & yellow Liverbird & small HITACHI logo)  -  image with site www.thehistoryofliverpoolshirts.com

    1980-81 Away players shirt


  Manufacturer: Umbro

  Club sponsor: Hitachi

  Years worn: 1978-81 & 1979-81

  In this away shirt (small yellow-red UMBRO logo & yellow Liverbird) Liverpool first played in

  In this away shirt (small red UMBRO logo & red Liverbird & small HITACHI logo) Liverpool first played in

  Replica shirt short sleeve price: J (the price is specified in a year of made and sale of this shirt, 1980)

  Difficult write which design away kits was used in season 1980-81. I have not as more color and black-white photos or video, and from that I have not always it is possible to define color of a Umbro logo & Liverbird on a away shirt.

  In a season 1978-79 the design away shirt (small yellow-red UMBRO logo & yellow Liverbird) has changed. This design away shirt (small yellow-red UMBRO logo) Liverpool used three seasons 1978-79, 1979-80 & 1980-81 (time of use away shirt is probably inexact).
  In a season 1978-79 the design away shirt (small red UMBRO logo & red Liverbird & small HITACHI logo) has changed. This design away shirt (small red UMBRO logo & red Liverbird & small HITACHI logo) Liverpool used two seasons 1978-79 & 1980-81 (time of use away shirt is probably inexact). In season 1980-81, Liverpool used with away shirt different kits:
  Away shorts and away socks
  Away shorts and home socks

  A 1.0 - Away shirt (small yellow-red UMBRO logo & yellow Liverbird) with away shorts & away socks.
  A 1.1 - Away shirt (small yellow-red UMBRO logo & yellow Liverbird) with away shorts & home socks.
  A 1.2 - Away shirt (small red UMBRO logo & red Liverbird & small HITACHI logo) with away shorts & away socks.
  A 1.* - Away shirt (unknown color small UMBRO logo & Liverbird & with or without small HITACHI logo) with away shorts) & away socks.
  A 1.* * - Away shirt (unknown color small UMBRO logo & Liverbird & with or without small HITACHI logo) with away shorts & home socks.

  In 1981 League Cup Final match was used simple away shirt (small yellow-red UMBRO logo & yellow Liverbird, photo in top left, Ian Rush A 1.1), in shirt not was special embroidery to this match. The special embroidery as was absent in matches League Cup Finals 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984.

1 variant 2 variant

  Liverpool also can in some matches used away shirt 1 or 2 variant (look top).

  How to distinguish a away shirt of a season 1978-79, from a away shirts of a seasons 1978-79 & 1980-81, on this moment (read breow) need know when to made away shirts and when used.

  This photo of Liverpool F C museum, how you can to see, away shirt with sewed embroidered small red UMBRO logo & club emblem (Liverbird & L.F.C.).

  Else, step by step, we more know of details "white holes" of history Liverpool F C shirt. Now in some Liverpool shirt collections and some photos can to see away shirt with sewed by embroidered UMBRO logo and Liverbird on shirt, which can used in season 1980-81, only on away shirt. Can used Liverpool in season 1979-80, away shirt with sewed by embroidered UMBRO logo and Liverbird on shirt, big question. Photo Alan Hansen (below left) written what they to do (22.01.1980), but can to do (29.09.1979), this two away matches versus Nottingham Forest. Or with other away match when Liverpool used away shirt.

  Photo where it was possible to see away shirt with sewed by embroidered UMBRO logo and Liverbird on shirt and small HITACHI logo, has been printed in Liverpool Year book 1980-81. You see the recruit of club Ian Rush signed in May, 1980 (middle below). Phil Neal (right below) photo with unknown data match in away shirt with sewed by embroidered UMBRO logo and Liverbird on shirt and small HITACHI logo. This know only one, Liverpool played in this design away shirt.

   

         

  1st - 2nd images: small red UMBRO logo & Liverbird embroidered on a away shirts.
  3rd - 4th images embroidered small red UMBRO logo & Liverbird sewed on a shirt.


 

  This photo send to me Stephen Done (www.facebook.com/liverpoolshirtsmuseum), how can to see, how on old style away shirt (big yellow Umbro logo & Liverbird), seasons used 1976-77 & 1977-78, was sewed embroidered small red UMBRO logo & Liverbird.

  Stand main questions/ 1st - why Liverpool used away shirt with sewed embroidered UMBRO logo and Liverbird on shirt. 2nd - where was sewed UMBRO logo & Liverbird on this away shirts, on Umbro fabric or Liverpool club workers?

 
In left away shirt (with big yellow-red UMBRO logo & yellow Liverbird & small HITACHI logo) № 6 Alan Hansen. I be live what this shirt was used in games, as how more years ago in site Michael Yip was shirt which I think not played Liverpool players, this was home shirt (with big yellow UMBRO logo & yellow Liverbird & small HITACHI logo) № 7 Kenny Dalglish. Now have some photos.
  How in last last season, Liverpool players in one match, can play in different home shirt, with small or big UMBRO logo (look in right image). Here you can to see image with match versus Norwich City (17.01.1081),Terry McDermott (small UMBRO logo and small HITACHI logo) and Alan Kennedy (big UMBRO logo and small HITACHI logo). As what this can was and with away shirts.

  The name of the electrical company Hitachi was added to the current kit without any further change. However, as sponsorship was not allowed in several competitions, including Europe, or in televised matches the shirts did not display the word 'HITACHI' for many games and the unsponsored shirt continued to be used.

 

  Indeed, UEFA even insisted on the Umbro badge being covered in European matches, hence photographs showing Liverpool in a kit with a white rectangle on the righthand side of the shirt where the Umbro logo had been covered, usually with something as crude as sticky tape, The days of having different shirts produced specifically for different tournaments was years ahead in the future, It has been said recently that Liverpool now use between 500 and 700 shirts a year from Reebok, Yet during the late 70s they probably used no more than around 200 from Umbro per season and shirts were adapted from tournament to tournament.

  This Hitachi sponsored shirt is a favourite with Liverpool shirt collectors including myself and sells for probably more than any other standard season shirt, Although this is also due to the fact that it is one of the oldest and becoming hard to find.

  The telling factors that make this an authentic match worn players shirt are the size label in the collar of the shirt, This is shown in the images below, Although the label is slightly creased the size of this shirt can still be clearly seen as 'Large', The replica shirts were sized in inches, for example, 34"/36" and only the players shirts were sized in words, Medium, Large etc...

  Also the Umbro badge on the shirt is fully embroidered into the shirt as is found on the players shirts of this era, Replica Hitachi shirt's sometimes had embroidered Liver-bird badges, but never for the Umbro logo also, The players shirts also had the numbers fully stitched onto the back of the shirt in a separate piece of white material, This can also be seen in one of the images below.

  The height of the Hitachi letters are 6cm, the width of the logo is 29cm.

  These shirts would have been worn for more than one game, Sponsorship and kit manufacturing was very basic in the late 70s, This shirt would have been used in many games during the season, This can be seen from the shirt label showing it has been laundered, This would not have happened once the signatures were put onto the shirt , Thus proving the shirt was washed a used a few times by Kenny Dalglish prior to him having it signed and passing this onto a friend of the club.

  The small Hitachi letter is 20 cm wide, and the letters are 5 cm high. This type of smaller Hitachi logo was used for some televised games where allowed, as the full sized logo was used for the standard un-televised home and away games.

A 1.0
  22.10.1980   away   Aberdeen   European Cup
  10.01.1981   away   Aston Villa   Division One
  18.03.1981   away   CSKA Sofia   European Cup
  28.03.1981   away   Arsenal   Division One
  22.04.1981   away   Bayern Munich   European Cup
A 1.1
  01.04.1981   neutral   West Ham United   League Cup Final
A 1.2
  26.12.1980   away   Manchester United   Division One
  11.04.1981   away   Nottingham Forest   Division One
A 1.*
  05.05.1981   away   Middlesbroug   Division One
A 1.* *
  01.11.1980   away   Stoke City   Division One

                                             

  1st image, yellow embroidered club emblem (Liverbird & L.F.C.). 2nd image, red embroidered club emblem (Liverbird & L.F.C.). 3rd image, player number use on Liverpool shirt for matches in different tournament.

  BEWARE: Despite the common misunderstanding, long sleeve versions of this shirt were released as both player issue AND standard club shop replicas. Many replicas from this season also contained embroidered badges, or a combination of one embroidered badge and one embossed badge, so please do not be fooled by ebay sellers claiming there shirt is match worn simply because of long sleeves and embroidered badges.

  Difference between a player shirt and a replica shirt, and as other features of a player shirt to look here

Away replica shirt (different variants) Away shorts Away socks
Home socks
With the description of the shirt, shorts, socks and features. Difference between a player shirt and a replica shirt.

  "HITACHI" - logo on Liverpool F C shirts (1979-82)

  HITACHI logo on Liverpool away shirts (1979-81)

  Show images of Liverpool FC players wearing the kits in season 1980-81

  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 FC in individual games and would appreciate any information you may have for this season's games.

 
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