After the high of Istanbul many fans would have accepted that they have seen their fair
share of excitement to last them the rest of their lives. Cue the 2006 FA Cup Final, and
cue Steven Gerrard. The game was yet again another rollercoaster as goals were flying
in at both ends. With only seconds to go, and Liverpool trailing 3-2, Gerrard let rip a 35
yard screamer in the 119th minute to deal a draw and send the game to penalties. Pepe
Reina showed the world that he deserves his title of ‘Mr Penalty Specialist’ and saved 3
of the West Ham penalties. It was Liverpool’s first FA Cup win since 2001.
The final kit produced by Reebok was all white with small amount of red and green
detailing. The Carlsberg logo was now a very thin transfer ironed onto the shirt and did
not differ in size when you compared a player shirt with a standard replica. This shirt
was only used for one season.
This shirt was worn by Bolo Zenden in the 2005/06 season. Zenden signed for Liverpool
on a free transfer after establishing himself as a fan’s favourite at Middlesborough but
only last a couple of seasons. This shirt has been signed by the whole squad including
Gerrard, Alonso, Carragher and Zenden.
Sadly there were no material differences between the replica shirts and match worn
shirts for this style of jersey. Only small differences came to the inner washing labels
and as such, the shirt does not command a massive price tag.
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