Liverpool have had some utterly banging kits in their long and illustrious history.
They’ve also had some real stinkers in their time. A few have come over the last few seasons.
Stick to the classic home shirt in red, and you’ll have a hard time getting it wrong. But the 2013/14 away kits were a controversial call from Under Armour.
The away kit was pretty abysmal by anyone’s standards…
And we’re not sure whether we think the third kit is a joyous festival of black and purple, or that its designer should be imprisoned for making Steven Gerrard wear it.
But this article is about Liverpool’s screaming classics. Like the gloriously simple 1987-88 kit, worn here by Alan Hansen:
Or who can forget the edgy Adidas kit worn by the likes of Robbie Fowler in 1995-96 season. A reboot of a classic by adidas.
But we reckon we’ve nailed the best ever Liverpool kit. For us, it had to have the Candy sponsor, which harked back to the days of Ian Rush, John Barnes and Bruce Grobbelaar.
It also had to be from a season in which Liverpool were at the top of their game (which ruled out 1988-89, when Michael Thomas produced his Sergio Aguero moment to win the Premier League for Arsenal).
Which left us with this absolute peach.
Liverpool stormed back to take the League in the 1989-90 season in style, and they had a kit to match.
With Kenny Dalglish as manager, Barnes as top scorer and Hansen a rock at the back, they wore the beautiful adidas Candy strip with lighter tones of red flecked through its design.
This wonderful kit is a joy to behold, and a friend of the Football Shirt Collective, Daryl Higgins has produced some stunning prints of classic kits. Below is the 1989-91 kit, and you can buy yours on site.
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