Every man and his dog seemed to make their debut in the 1999/00 season as Gerard
Houllier opened his (or better put, Liverpool's) cheque book. These can be put into
Whilst Houllier comes in for a lot of criticism for his signings, you could not question the
decisions to buy Didi Hamann, Sami Hyypia, Stephane Henchoz, Sander Westerveld
and Emile Heskey. All five players became great servants to the club and were
instrumental in the 2000/01 treble season. Not so great signings included the hapless
Djimi Traore, and cult heroes like Titi Camara, Erik Meijer and Vladimir Smicer.
After ditching green at the end of the 1992/93 season, Reebok returned to Carlsbergˇ¦s
corporate colour for the start of the 1999/00 season. The shirt also featured two
diagonal stripes, which cleverly, or completely unintentionally, referenced the clubs
original colours, white and blue. Both long and short sleeve replicas were sold to the
public via sports outlets.
This shirt was issued to Rigobert Song for the away game verses Bradford City. It was
the only time the shirt was used that season as Bradford were the only opposition team
who thought that mixing red with yellow was a good idea. Please note the match shirts
had a smaller Carlsberg logo across the chest. (See the photo below)
BEWARE!: The easiest way to confirm that a match shirt is genuine is by the presence
of a larger Carlsberg logo across the chest of the shirt (27cm). As you can see, against
Bradford, the match shirts from 00/01 used small Carlsberg logos. This makes the shirt
a fakers paradise, and despite only being used for one match, I have seen stacks of
so-called player shirts from the Bradford game. These shirts are often faked with the
usual players; Owen, Gerrard, Carragher etc.
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