After conquering Europe in 1981, Liverpool focussed on dominating English football for
the next 3 years. This proved to be a lucky shirt for the club, who won the First Division
title three times back-to-back between 1981/82 and 1983/84, and also won the League
(Milk) Cup every year as well.
This pinstripe shirt was used as an alternative third kit in 1981/82, and then after the
white 1977-82 away shirt was made redundant at the end of that season, this shirt
became the official away jersey for the 1982/83 and 1983/84 seasons.
Sammy Lee wore this shirt throughout the1982/83 and 1983/84 seasons. Lee was an
energetic midfielder who played just under 300 games for Liverpool Football Club
during 8 successful years. Lee, a two-time European Cup winner, also coached
Liverpool between 1993 and 2004. Lee went on to coach the English Football team and
Bolton Wanderers, but delighted the fans when he returned ‘home’ to become Assistant
Manager in 2008.
(above) Sammy Lee in action for Liverpool.
(below) Sammy Lee after his 'return home' in 2008.
BEWARE!: Sadly Umbro decided on creating standard replica shirts to sell to the public
that were almost identical to the match issued shirts worn by the players. It is very
common to still see gold replica shirts on eBay that have both long sleeves and fully
embroidered badges. Please don’t be fooled by sellers claiming that their replica shirt
is actually match worn simply because it has embroidered badges.
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