Originally, the intention was to do a few Liverpool-Everton 1980s reversals ahead of next weekend’s Merseyside Derby, but due to a change in plan we’ve had to bring it forward a week and so we’ll stick to the 1986 FA Cup final. The others will be done later in the season.
Obviously, the sore-thumb aspect is the massive white panel on the Liverpool shirt – we’ll say it’s a tribute to the 1900-06 away kit. It’s also worth noting how the real-life Everton 1985-86 shorts were a forerunner of adidas’s 2000 style.
For the Toffees, Rupert’s Tower is a perfect replacement for the Liverbird in the fabric and the decision to go with a white neck and blue cuffs is inspired by their late 1960s kit.
Not everybody will like these, but that’s the nature of it. Views are welcome, as always, @museumofjerseys.