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The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1996 F.A. Cup Final Player Shirt
In 1996 Liverpool reached the F.A. Cup Final, their opponents on this day were Manchester United. After going one nil down to a goal from Eric Cantona, Liverpool sadly never recovered and lost the game. This final was billed as a possible classic. However, it never look close to living up to this and was a dour and uninspired final.
The only memory for this cup final match now is Liverpool's all white Armani suits worn prior to the match.
Match programme of the 1996 F.A. Cup Final - which becomes one of the hardest to collect of post war finals.
Featured Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Jamie Redknapp in that famous white Armani suits before the kickoff.
Liverpool was drawn to wear the away kit in the F.A. Cup Final 1996.  Some people with supertitious mind said that it's an unlucky draw of kit as Liverpool was also defeated to Manchester United in F.A. Cup Final 1977 with the away kit worn then.
David James' fisting clearance of the ball right fallen in front of Eric Cantona who scored the only goal of the match.
Featured disappointed Ian Rush, John Scales and Mark Wright after the end of the match.
Liverpool 1996 F.A. Cup Final Player Shirt - This is the unworn long sleeved match spare shirt issued to Robbie Fowler, who wore a short sleeved shirt in the cup final match.
Although being almost the same as the standard player shirts from this era, there are a few differences. The main one being the special embroidery displayed above the adidas badge to commemorate reaching the F.A. Cup Final.
Another difference being the Littlewoods sponsors patches to the sleeves. Once I take a close-up look of the shirt on hand, I identify some funny features which I can authenticate the genuine shirt from one which are cloned up with DIY embroideries & self-ironed patches.
Also note the Carlsberg sponsor logo being much smaller than seen on the standard player shirts from the league in season 1995-1996.
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