1986-87 Away player shirt long sleeve № 16 (CROWN PAINTS logo two
lines) - image with site Colin Wright www.lfcshirtcollector.com
1986-87 Reserves Home player shirt long sleeve № 10 (CROWN PAINTS
logo one line) - image with site The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1986-87 Home player tracksuit top -
Away players shirt
Club sponsor: Crown Paints
Years worn: 1985-88
In this away shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) Liverpool first played in
Replica shirt short sleeve price: J15,95 (price for season 1986-87
and not for Liverpool F C shop)
In a season 1985-86 the design away shirt has changed. Liverpool used away shirt
three seasons, 1985-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88. In season 1987-88, this shirt was used how
third shirt. In season 1985-86, Liverpool used with away shirt different kits:
Away shorts and away socks
Second away shorts and away socks
Home shorts and home socks
A 1.0 - Away shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) with
away shorts & away socks.
A 1.1 - Away shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) with
second away shorts & away socks.
A 1.2 - Away shirt (special embroidery League Cup
Final & CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) with away shorts & away socks.
A 1.-* - Away shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) with
unknown me now shorts & socks.
* * - Unknown me now which kits used in this matches,
but I assume used away or third shirt.
In 1985 Liverpool changed their kit manufacturer after a long association with
Umbro. The new kit supplier was Adidas and the new kit was actually in use at the end of
the 1984-85 season for the fateful Heysel European Cup Final. The first Adidas Liverpool
kit was plain red with the three Adidas stripes in white on the shoulders and the sides of
the shorts. The stripe effect also carried on through the V-neck of the shirt along with
the end of the sleeves, Within the stripes of the shirt the Liver bird and the Adidas
badge are repeated and can only be seen on close inspection, The club sponsors remained
In season 1985-86, Liverpool starter in shirt CROWN PAINTS on two lines, but after
New Year, the design CROWN PAINTS logo was change, written on one line. Why was change
sponsor logo, I not know (may be with problems with TV).
In season 1986-87, Liverpool again starter in shirt CROWN
PAINTS on two lines. Written on two lines so it became larger (and easier to see on a TV
screen), The shirt badges upon the replica shirts are an embossed material where as they
would have been fully stitched upon the players issue shirts, a trend that has been seen
through the majority of Liverpool shirt since.
In season 1986-87, Liverpool used away shirt with special embroidery, this was in
match League Cup Final (05.04.1987).
fragment of photo witch away Division One match versus Watford (06.12.1986), you to see
Liverpool players, one of riddles, why on back side shirts different design player
numbers. Standard player number on Liverpool shirt for season 1986-87, this stitched cloth
number on shirt, Paul Walsh ? 7. But how you to see, in this match some Liverpool players
have felt numbers, Jim Beglin ? 3. This was not only in this match in season 1986-87.
|| I think what in sale, home replica shirt with Crown Paints logo in one
line, not was. One interesting, I have some photos with season 1986-87, when
Liverpool Reserves played in away match versus Leicester City (26.08.1986), in home shirts
with Crown Paints logo in one line (photo in left John Durnin). Was this only in one or
more matches in Central League, I not know.
In top left page, away player shirt long sleeve № 10 (CROWN
PAINTS logo one line), may be this shirt was used Reserves team in some Central League
matches in 1986-87.
If will other information, I change page. Can in this away
№ 10 (CROWN PAINTS logo one line) shirt used in away Friendly matches versus Denmark
Select XI (30.08.1986) and Motherwell (03.11.1986), why not.
If who has information on it, shall be glad. Write to me contact us.
How to distinguish a away shirt of a season 1985-86 from a away & third
shirt of a seasons 1986-87 & 1987-88, very difficultly, only for design player number
|| Manchester United
|| Division One
|| Nottingham Forest
|| Division One
|| Division One
|| Division One
|| League Cup Final
|| Denmark Select XI
1st row: 1st image, embroidered emblem club. 2nd image,
player number (felt number with Adidas logo) used in season 1985-86, on Liverpool shirt
for matches in different tournament. 2nd image, player number (sawed player number) used
in seasons 1986-87 & 1987-88, on Liverpool shirt for matches in different tournament
(except for 05.04.1987). 4th image, player number (sawed player number with Adidas logo)
used in season 1986-87, on Liverpool shirt for matches in different tournament (only for
2nd row: 1st image, special embroidery for match League Cup Final.
Once again there were two different types of sponsorship
logos worn by the players; a double-lined version (shown above) and a single-lined
version. The general consensus amongst collectors is that the single-lined sponsored
version is slightly rarer; however I only seek one of the designs as the two shirts are
otherwise identical. Genuine match worn shirts feature an embroidered Adidas badge (with
two registered ® trademarks) and an embroidered Liverbird. No long sleeve replicas were
ever released. If you cannot distinguish a player shirt from a replica or a semifinished
item, consult to Michael Yip (www.liverpoolkits.com).
between a player shirt and a replica shirt, and as other features of a player shirt
to look here
changing face of the 'CROWN PAINTS' sponsors logo in the 1985-86 season
images of Liverpool FC players wearing the kits in season 1986-87
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.