|The Liverpool Shirts Museum
1997-1998 UEFA Cup Home Player Shirt
|Liverpool participated in UEFA competitions both in seasons 1996-1997 (European Cup Winners Cup) and 1997-1998 (UEFA Cup). Unlike the domestic competitions bearing big Carlsberg sponsor, Liverpool needs to adopt a smaller sized Carlsberg sponsor logo due to broadcasting size-limit restrictions.|
|Featured Robbie Fowler wearing the 1996-1998 UEFA competition home shirt.||Liverpool 1997-1998 UEFA Cup Home Player Shirt - Number 17 shirt belongs to Paul Ince. From first sight you may think this shirt is identical to a replica (having small Carlsberg sponsor), however, this UEFA shirt is not avialble for public sale.|
|So what's the difference?
Taking a zoomed view, the Reebok motif on the UEFA Cup shirt (right side) is simplied to a Reebok logo only. The Reebok words are dropped out.
|Despite having a seemingly same sized Carlsberg sponsor as the replica shirt, the UEFA Cup shirt's sponsor is in fact slimmer and having a pink trim around the letters.
Please note that this is NOT an optical illusion resulted from paling or staining after washed.
|The "Official Licensed Product" tag is absent on the player shirt (right side).|
|For the season 1997-1998 UEFA Cup campaign, Liverpool used the unified Lextra Premier League style names & numbers, but the lion-stamp logo is absent on the numbers.|
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