The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1987-1988 Home Player Shirt
Crownpaints had been the sponsorship of Liverpool since 1983. Stepping in the season 1987-1988, the contract was not renewed and thus it was the last season of Crownpaints sponsorship. This is a relative rare players shirt as this crossover-neck style away shirt was used in one season only.
Liverpool 1987-1988 Home Player Shirt - Number 5 shirt belongs to Ronnie Whelan.
Featured Steve McMahon wearing the 1987-1988 home shirt with cross-over neck and Crownpaints sponsor.
Left: Replica shirt has the embossed Liverpool club crest.
Right: Players shirt has the embroidered Liverpool club crest.
This is a relative rare players shirt as this crossover-neck style home shirt was used in one season only, that is 1987-88. The previous Crownpaints home shirt was used between 1985-87 seasons and the next kit was changed to have Candy instead as sponsor, even though retaining the crossover-neck design.
As always, a stitch-on cloth number on the backside is a good indicator that the shirt is a geniune players shirt.
If we view from the inner side, we can see the embroideries of both the club crest and manufacturer motif.
This is another piece of history!! The shirt is autographed by the double winners squad from the 1986 season. See how many autographs you can identify.
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