1986-87 Home player shirt short sleeve № 14 (CROWN PAINTS logo two
1986-87 Reserves Home player shirt short sleeve № 10 (CROWN PAINTS
logo one line) - image with site The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1986-87 Home player tracksuit top -
Home players shirt
Club sponsor: Crown Paints
Years worn: 1985-88
In this home shirt (with CROWN PAINTS logo one line) Liverpool first played in
In this home shirt (with 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 end season 1984-85 the design home shirt has changed. Liverpool used home
shirt four seasons, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87 & 1987-88. In season 1984-85 &
1987-88, this shirt was used how second home shirt. Liverpool used home shirt how in all
home, as and in more away matches.
H 1.0 - Home shirt (CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) with
home shorts & home socks.
H 1.1 - Home shirt (without special embroidery Charity
Shield & CROWN PAINTS logo two lines) with home shorts & home socks.
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
This was not first in history club, when in
one of match end season, Liverpool used kits next season. This was how in Friendly, as in
official matches. For example, in matches:
European Cup Final, vs Juventus (Turin, Italy), 29.05.1985.
Premier League, vs Stoke City, 24.05.2015.
Full list to see here.
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 Charity Shield (16.08.1986) match was used simple home shirt (photo in top left
side page, Alan Hansen H 1.1), 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.
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 top left side page, John Durnin H
1.3). Was this only in one or more matches in Central League, I not know.
screen shots witch home Division One match versus Chelsea (14.12.1986), 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. But how you to see, in this match some Liverpool players have felt
numbers, Paul Walsh ? 7 & Mark Lawrenson ? 4. This was not only in this match in
season 1986-87. I know what was and in away match versus Newcastle United (23.08.1986),
may be and other matches may be not.
|| 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, home player shirt short sleeve № 10
(CROWN PAINTS logo one line), may be this shirt was used Reserves team in some Central
League matches in 1986-87.
If who has information on it, shall be glad. Write to me contact us.
How to distinguish a home shirt of a season 1985-86 from a home & second
home shirt of a seasons 1986-87 & 1987-88, very difficultly, only for design player
|| Charity Shield
Full list when Liverpool players used home shirt will
Left to right:
1st image, embroidered club emblem. 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.
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
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.