Things didn’t really get much better in 2003/04 as Houllier yet again made a number of
questionable signings in the pre-season. In fairness to the Frenchman, acquiring Harry
Kewell and Steve Finnan did look like superb signings at the time, and Finnan has done
himself proud as a loyal member of the Liverpool team. Sadly the same cannot be said
about Kewell. Hampered by unfortunate injuries the fans of Liverpool Football Club
became increasingly frustrated at his apparent lack of desire and hunger to perform at
the top level. What should have been one of the best signings of 2003 had quickly
turned into a massive waste of money. And whilst on the subject of wasted money,
Anthony Le Tallec and Sinama-Pongolle also joined the club. Their whereabouts are now unknown.
Reebok’s latest away kit creation combined white and green for the first time since the
successful season that was 1995/96. The kit also featured a discrete white pinstripe on
top of the plain white body for a modern image. The Carlsberg logo was almost a ‘fuzzy’
This shirt was worn by El-Hadji Diouf.
BEWARE: This shirt is one of the most faked Liverpool shirts of all time. At the end of
the 2004/05 season, Reebok found themselves with a massive amount of unused player
shirts. Literally hundreds of genuine player shirts flooded the market and can still be
found on almost a weekly basis on eBay. As genuine Lextra player issued names and
numbers are also so easily available, many fakers realised they could make a ‘genuine’
match shirt for under £50. Every couple of weeks you usually see a ‘mocked-up’ shirt
being offered for sale. For any serious collectors attempting to collect this shirt, please
choose your seller carefully. You will note I have a Diouf shirt in my collection
because there is more chance that this is real than a randon Gerrard from eBay.
Besides, I actually quite like the look of the signature on the front.
Thanks to Anfield Relics (www.anfield-relics.com) for supplying me with this shirt.
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