Things finally started to come together for Liverpool in the 2000/01 season. The team
mounted a respectable challenge for the Premier League, beat Manchester United
home AND away, and came to life in the cup competitions. Liverpool tasted success for
the first time in 8 years after beating Birmingham in the League Cup Final at Cardiff’s
Millennium Stadium. The reds then triumphed in the FA Cup, again at the Millennium
Stadium, when they beat Arsenal thanks to two superb Michael Owen goals. But the
season ended on an even bigger high with one of the greatest matches in the clubs
history; a 5-4 victory over Alves in the UEFA Cup Final. The reds had won the treble.
The pick of the players from the season were Gary McAllister, Emile Heskey and
A new shirt was created to wear in the 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons. Reebok reverted
back to a v-neck design and placed the Liverpool badge back into the centre of the
shirt. Both long and short sleeves were released to the general public. Liverpool wore
this shirt in both the Worthington Cup Final and UEFA Cup in 2001.
This shirt was worn by Nick Barmby in 2000/01. The story surrounding Barmby is very
unique and he probably achieved what no other player will ever do again. Barmby
signed for Liverpool from fierce rivals Everton, the first player to do so since 1959, and
the fans grew to love him. He scored a magnificent goal at Anfield against Everton at
the start of the 2000/01 season and then found the net in three consecutive games on
route to the UEFA Cup Final. Whilst Barmby struggled in his second season, the fans
will always remember him with great fondness thanks to his contribution to the treble
success. This shirt has been signed by all the first team squad.
The 2000/02 home match shirt has three major differences from a replica. 1) The shirt
has a large Carlsberg logo that is 27cm wide. 2) The Reebok logo on the chest is made
from rubber and NOT embroidered into the shirt. 3) There is NO ‘hydromove’ logo on
the right sleeve. Match issued shirts for the UEFA cup had the smaller Carlsberg logo
but still had rubber Reebok logos and no ‘hydromove’ tags to help differentiate them
from replicas. Obviously the shirts used in the Premier League with large Carlsberg
logos are much more valuable than the UEFA Cup shirts with small Carlsberg logos.
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