Liverpool FC Home players kits 1984 - 1985      
H 1.1 H 1.2
H 1.3 H 1.4

1984-85 Home player shirt long sleeve № 4 Mark Lawrenson (without CROWN PAINTS logo, unknown season use)  -  image with site The Liverpool Shirts Museum

1984-85 Home player shirt long sleeve № 9 Ian Rush (CROWN PAINTS logo one line, unknown season use)  -  

1984-85 Home player tracksuit top  -  image with site The Kop Locker

    1984-85 Home players shirt

  Manufacturer: Umbro

  Club sponsor: Crown Paints

  Years worn: 1982-85

  In this home shirt (without CROWN PAINTS logo) Liverpool first played in

  In this home shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo one line) Liverpool may be first played in away Division One match versus Coventry City, 0-4, 10.12.1983, at Highfield Road.

  Replica shirt short sleeve price: J

  In a season 1982-83 the design home shirt has changed. Liverpool used home shirt three seasons, 1982-83, 1983-84 & 1984-85 (different in some details). Liverpool used home shirt how in all home, as and in more away matches. In season 1984-85, Liverpool used with home shirt different kits:
  Home shorts and home socks
  Second away shorts and away socks

  H 1.0 - Home shirt (without CROWN PAINTS logo) with home shorts & home socks.
  H 1.1 - Home shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo one lines) with home shorts & home socks.
  H 1.2 - Home shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo one lines) with second away shorts & away socks.
  H 1.3 - Home goalkeeper shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo one lines & without special embroidery Charity Shield) with home shorts & home socks.
  H 1.4 - Home goalkeeper shirt (without CROWN PAINTS logo & without special embroidery European Super Cup) with home shorts & home socks.

  Liverpool used home shirt (without CROWN PAINTS logo) three seasons, 1982-83, 1983-84 & 1984-85.
  Liverpool used home shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo one lines) two seasons, 1983-84 & 1984-85.

  In Charity Shield (20.08.1983) match was used simple home shirt (photo in top left page, Sammy Lee H 1.4), in shirt not was special embroidery to this match. The special embroidery as was absent in matches Charity Shield 1971, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 & 1994. Liverpool also played in 60's Charity Shield matches, but and this matches used simple shirt, without special embroidery.

  In European Super Cup (16.01.1985) match was used simple home goalkeeper shirt (photo in top left page, Bruce Grobbelaar H G 1.4), in shirt not was special embroidery to this match. The special embroidery as was absent in matches European Super Cup 1977, 1978 & 1985.

  All season Liverpool used shirt kit manufacturer Umbro, but last match season 1984-85, 29.05.1985, was used kit manufacturer Adidas. In what the reason of such act I at present do not know, can, who has the information on it, write to me in guestbook or on the e-mail.

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  The shirt shown in image 1 is the standard home shirt with no sponsor's logo at all, This shirt was worn when in certain televised and European games from the first season of 1982-83 including the Milk Cup, FA Cup etc, However it was used throughout the shirts 3 year life when for the reasons stated above as well as different countries laws on advertising by sportsmen did not allow them to wear a sponsored shirt.

  During the 1983/84 season the FA somewhat relented to club pressure when it was decided that clubs could display sponsors logos on the front of their shirts in certain televised games as well as English competitions, However the size of the sponsors logo could not be more than 7cm in height, This presented a problem to Liverpool whose sponsors logo seen in image 2 was around 10cm, To overcome this obstacle Liverpool decided to order a new stock of shirts from Umbro with a new smaller Crown Paints logo, This is seen in image 3 and as can be seen is quite a bit smaller than the original logo.

  This was then worn during some of the early part of the 1983-84 season, When it was then decided by Crown Paints and Liverpool that the logo on the front of the shirts was so small it just could not be seen on TV or by the fans, And the words could not be read by anyone watching, Crown Paints were worried they were not getting the best from the deal, To overcome this new obstacle the only choice left open to Liverpool and Crown Paints was to redesign their logo once more, One way around this was to write 'Crown Paints' across one line of the shirt instead of two, Thus the letters could be a lot taller and the company name could then be read much easier by anyone at home watching TV.

  However as Liverpool had just taken delivery quite recently of a whole new stock of shirts with the small logo seen in image 3 there was not the funds to order and produce a complete new stock of shirts once more that season, To get around this the logo was printed onto a thin piece of similar red cloth, This was then stitched onto the front of the plain type of shirt seen in image 1, The end result was the classic one line Crown Paints shirt seen here in image 4. It was first seen in the winter of 1983 and was used up until the shirt was changed in the summer of 1985.  (The text is taken with nonexistent already a site.)

  May be with 12 December 1983, Liverpool in first played in home shirt new design Crown Paints logo, logo in one line.


  The shirt shown here is a number 9 Ian Rush players issue shirt from this era, This can be seen by the fully embroidered badges shown below, As you can see this issue of shirt has the Crown Paints logo on one line as opposed to two which can be seen top. As you can also see the way in which the Crown Paints logos are attached to the Liverpool shirts was extremely crude, It was literally another piece of material stitched right across the front of the shirt.

  Interesting fact. Home player shirt (without CROWN PAINTS logo) not as more in open collection (collection which can to see in Internet). Why as it is not enough. I think, what on more clear home shirt late was made CROWN PAINTS logo different variants. I now not have information, what  CROWN PAINTS logo was made in Umbro factory.

  This last season deal with kit manufacturer Umbro, with end season 1984-85, Liverpool will played in kit manufacturer Adidas. Liverpool played in kits Umbro may be with 1934 to 1985.

  In 1985 Liverpool changed their kit manufacturer after a long association with Umbro may be with 1934 to 1985. Was signed 3 years deal with kit manufacturer Adidas.

   How to distinguish a home shirt of a season 1982-83, from a shirt of a seasons 1983-84 & 1984-85, very difficultly, only for different variants CROWN PAINTS logo.

H 1.1
31.03.1985   home   Manchester United   Division One
H 1.2
01.01.1985   away   Watford   Division One
H 1.3
18.08.1984   away   Everton   Charity Shield
H 1.4
16.01.1985   neutral   Juventus   European Super Cup

  This list when Liverpool players used home shirts will update when will new information.


  Left to right: 1st image, embroidered club emblem. 2nd image, player number use on Liverpool shirt.

  BEWARE: Once again do not be fooled by those sellers who claim that they are selling a match worn shirt because the badges are embroidered. Many replicas sold in the shops back in 1982 had both embroidered Umbro Logos and embroidered Liverbirds. A genuine player shirt should have embroidered badges, but also WORDED sizings on the neck label.

  I now not know have home replica shirt with CROWN PAINTS logo one line, which was used in season 1984-85.

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

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

  The changing face of the CROWN PAINTS logo on the 1982-1985 home shirts

  Show images of Liverpool FC players wearing the kits in season 1984-85

  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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