The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1988-1989 Home Player Shirt
This shirt has exactly the same style as the 1987-1988 home shirt. The only change was the sponsorship from Crownpaints to Candy in 1988-1989. Once again as this shirt was only worn in a single season, it's considered as a rather rare player shirt.
Featured Peter Beardsley and Ray Hougton wearing the 1988-1989 red home shirt with Candy sponsor.
Liverpool 1988-1989 Home Player Shirt - Number 16 belongs to a bench substitute number.
Typical 80s Liverpool adidas era player shirts are characterised by having the beautiful embroideries.
Left: Adidas motif is fully embroidered into the shirt with little circled-R marks.
Right: Liverbird club crest is fully embroidered too.
HOWEVER, one very interesting point to note is that - I can hardly locate any match pictures with players wearing shirts with embroidered club crest and Liverbird! Players strangely wearing replicas-specification shirts in that season - apart from the FA Cup Final 1989.
As always, replica shirt has rubber embossed club crest only.
Typical machine sewn-on cloth type numbers are found on this player shirt.
If we view from the inner side, we can see the embroideries of both the club crest and manufacturer motif for the player shirt.
This is another piece of history!! The shirt is autographed by the double winners squad from the 1989season. See how many autographs you can identify.
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