Liverpool shorts – how many pairs?!

Posted by John Devlin

With so many clubs seemingly abandoning the shorts colour clash tradition in 09-10 I was surprised when True Colours regular Andrew pointed out to me that Liverpool have worn no less than five different pairs of shorts so far this season. And we’re still just barely into November!

As well as the home red, away charcoal grey and Euro (thats third to you and me) white the club have also worn change away shorts of gold against Sunderland and change third shorts against West Ham.

Here they are in all their glory


16 Responses to “Liverpool shorts – how many pairs?!”

  1. Mark Jessop Says:

    Thats one pair per league defeat so far!

  2. Philip Marriott Says:

    All this effort from Liverpool yet Arsenal went to Wolves and wore the dark blue kit against black shorts when one might have expected them to wear all white! Additionally, Birmingham haven’t bothered changing to blue home shorts this year and even created a shorts clash by wearing their all black away kit at Spurs when the normal home kit was sufficient!

  3. John Devlin Says:

    Excellent points Philip! I was very surprised to see Arsenal wearing blue at Wolves. I didn’t see the Birmingham/Spurs game but from what you say that was another daft move. Birmingham have always had a change pair of blue shorts in the past.

  4. Bjoern-Terje Nilssen Says:

    Last week Liverpool played away to Lyon i France. They wore an all white kit. They had to wear shirts without sponsorship because of the french alcohol-add-ban! That was a special kit I think!

  5. Denis Hurley Says:

    That was just the regular Euro away Bjoern, but minus the Carlsberg logo, I thought it was very classy!

  6. AJ Says:

    Why did Liverpool wear their white kit at all? Isn’t white the first choice colour of Lyon (yet they wore navy)?

  7. Denis Hurley Says:

    Lyon, like Marseille, wear totally different colours in Europe, for some strange reason

  8. Philip Marriott Says:

    Its strange that Liverpool wore white at Lyon. Maybe the wanted to increase European kit sales after last year’s green effort. Despite using 5 pairs of shorts this year, in 00/1 Liverpool’s amber away kit had dark navy shorts and socks which were never changed to avoid a clash! The only exception was amber socks at Roma although not against Man Utd. The shorts AND socks clashed at Sunderland. However, an amber pair of shorts was actually released for sale so not to see them worn is very strange! Maybe it just depends on who the kit manager is?

  9. AJ Says:

    Maybe they didn’t have a sponsor-free red kit with them so had to wear the white one?

  10. Denis Hurley Says:

    At least all the shorts are different colours, not as bad as two seasons ago when both the away and third had black shorts with adidas stripes and red trim, though in different designs

  11. Martinos Perdikis Says:

    The same with Arsenal, they have 3 different white shorts and socks this season!!!!!

  12. Suhird Says:

    Man Utd have 6 pairs of shorts across all their 3 strips. Home Red shirt goes with White with Red Trim and also Black and Red Trim. Away Black shirt goes with Black with Blue Trim and also White with Blue Trim. Third white shirt goes with Royal Blue and Also White shorts. They also have 5 pairs of Socks across their Kits.

  13. John Devlin Says:

    6 shorts!! Suhird, I will definitely have to illustrate those! Madness – Denis will be furious!!

  14. Philip Marriott Says:

    I can’t believe it has taken me all this time to realise it John, but there are 6 pairs of shorts for Newcastle this season too, although the home change pair haven’t been worn on the pitch yet.

  15. Philip Marriott Says:

    CORRECTION- I forgot the home and third shorts are the same this year. There were six pairs in 05/6 and 06/7 though.

  16. John Devlin Says:

    Hmm…this shorts epidemic is getting out of hand!

    Nice to see that Man City also use their black away shorts with the third kit and the goalkeeper kit though! Now thats thrifty!

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