Liverpool F C Away players kits 2001 - 2002
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  2001-02 Away players shirt

  Manufacturer: Reebok

  Club sponsor: Carlsberg

  Years worn: 2001

  In this away shirt Liverpool playin in away Friendly (Asia Tour) match versus Singapore League Select XI, 2-0, 16.07.2001, at National Stadium, Singapore.

  In left  -  2001-02 Asia Tour Away player shirt long sleeve № 9 Robbie Fowler (big Carlsberg logo)  -  image with site The Liverpool Shirts Museum

  In left  -  2001-02 Asia Tour Away commemorative shirt long sleeve № 9 Robbie Fowler (small Carlsberg logo)  -  image with site Kopcollector

  In the summer of 2001 Liverpool played in a pre-season friendly tour of Asia playing in such countries as Thailand and Singapore, Mainly against the National sides, This tour was sponsored by the drinks giant Coca-Cola.

  Liverpool's tour of Asia attracted huge attention as within this continent Liverpool are very popular indeed, However not much information and pictures filtered back, in fact its very hard to find any images of the games or shirts worn at all.

  Next text about Asia Tour away commemorative shirts. The shirt shown here was produced as advertising by Reebok for the event, These shirts were used by clubs PR department for the evening meals in which the football clubs staff and players were in attendance after the games along with the invited dignitaries from the clubs and towns that Liverpool were playing in that night, These shirts were used as decoration around the walls of the restaurants, Only a few were produced, thought to be around 10-20, some were given away and some were literally pulled down from the walls by people who were invited to these meals {Kopcollector).


   Was used a special one-off match embroidery in capital letters "ASIAN TOUR 2001" on the chest of the shirt (left image). On commemorative Asia Tour shirt special one-off match embroidery have some different, Liverbird embroidery is thinner and hollower (right image).


   Featured Robbie Fowler lining up befor the kickoff. May be in second halw match versus Singapore League Select XI, Robbie Fowler played in away shirt with loong sleeve.

  Liverpool announce Asian tour

  Liverpool have anounced they are to take their full squad to play matches in Asia for the first time in July.

  The Reds will play against a Select XI from Singapore's professional S-league on 16 July and then head to Bangkok in Thailand for a second match on 19 July.

  "It's about building a strong bond with our existing supporters," said Rick Parry, the club's chief executive.

  English clubs are keen to develop their fan-bases in Asia, where English soccer is extremely popular, to give them access to new markets for their highly lucrative merchandising operations.

  Manchester United will also play three matches - in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok - in the same month, but the two teams will not face each other on Asian soil.

  "We play them too often in England. It's more authentic perhaps that we play against local opposition," Parry said.

  Last month, Arsenal launched a Chinese version of their official website to cater for their Asian supporters.

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