Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Slight fading to the brightness of the collar. A little discolour to the sponsor
Chest Measurement: 43-45 Inches / 109-114 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Seasons: 1996/1997 & 1997/1998
Official Reebok Liverpool home football shirt from the 1996/97 season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Slight fading to the brightness of the collar. A little discolour to the sponsor (see photos).
Until late March, Liverpool had led the Premiership for most of the season, even opening up a five point lead at the top before New Year's Day 1997. However, the team were overtaken by Manchester United, who remained top of the league for the rest of the season, despite Liverpool having two or three more chances to reclaim the position before falling away badly due to mistakes and a lack of discipline.
Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler continued to excel for the club, but Fowler's suspension for the final four games of the season effectively ended any lingering hopes of title glory, and the side were marred both by the rise of their Spice Boys culture, as well as by defensive aberrations; dropping points at their previously impregnable Anfield home.
Liverpool's finishing in 4th place was the shock of the season as they had been challenging for the title all along, with the additional fact that on the final day of the season, despite having lost the league title to Manchester United, they were in second place, two points ahead of Newcastle and Arsenal, leaving Roy Evans and his team with a UEFA Cup place as scant consolation for what might have been.
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