Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 46-48 Inches / 116-122 CM
Colour: Yellow, red & black trim
Player: Paul Ince
Official Reebok Liverpool away football shirt from the 1997/98 season. Complete with Ince #17 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra Premier League lettering.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb.
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition.
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
After two seasons in Italy, Ince returned to England in the summer of 1997 so that his son, Thomas, approaching his fifth birthday, could attend an English school. He joined Liverpool for more than £4 million – a move that surprised many because of the long history of rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool, and few players had ever appeared for both of these clubs during their careers.
According to Graeme Le Saux's autobiography, Ince's homophobic taunting and Le Saux's reaction during a 1997 match between Liverpool and Chelsea has resulted in a long-running coolness between the two players, despite the fact that Le Saux is not actually gay.
Ince won no honours in his first season with Liverpool as his new club were in the midst of a transitional period where they were cast as 'nearly men' and, rather derogatorily, 'Spice Boys' – a term coined to describe the likes of team mates and good friends of Ince's like Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer and Jamie Redknapp as underachieving playboys in the game; the term itself is derived from the name of the contemporary pop-group, the Spice Girls.