Liverpool Football Club. The Mighty Reds. The men in red. It wasn’t always that way, though. The first four years of the club’s history (1892-96) saw those that played for Liverpool FC donning blue and white—to which the 2011/12 third kit paid homage. It was not very well received.
The club kit has been made by Umbro (1975-85), Reebok (1996-2006), Adidas (1985-96 and again from 2006-2010) and, now, Warrior.
Companies Hitachi (1979-81), Crown Paints (1982-88), Candy (1988-92), Carlsberg (1992-2010) and most recently Standard Chartered have been emblazoned across the front.
Everybody has his or her favorites. And they weren’t necessarily based on what they achieved in them.
Personally speaking, it was the Crown Paints canary yellow 1982-84 away strip. Not because Liverpool won a European Cup, the League title twice and both the League Cup and Charity Shield once. It was simply because it was visible to the naked eye from outer space.
No matter what the color, kit manufacturer or sponsor, the Anfield contingent has won everything there is to win. This is a look at those kits, and achievements in them that have defined the modern Reds.
It is by no means a comprehensive list and is bound to bear comparison. Please feel free to let us know which strip you think is Liverpool’s most iconic kit.