Liverpool and Flamengo reunite

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This evening sees the Club World Cup final takes place in Qatar, with Liverpool facing Flamengo.

Liverpool are classed as the home side and presumably they will wear the solid red socks, as they did in the semi-final against Monterrey. Flamengo’s change kit has black shorts, though there is of course the possibility that Fifa will seek for them to wear all-white.

It’s the same matchup as the 1981 Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, when Flamengo also changed as they won 3-0.

The game is notable from a kits point of view in that Liverpool’s players had their surnames above their numbers, the first time that the club had done so.

A year earlier, Nottingham Forest carried names too in their game against Peñarol, but such an experiment would not take place again until the 1993 Coca-Cola Cup and FA Cup finals between Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday, leading to the introduction of squad numbers in the 1993-94 Premier League.

3 comments on “Liverpool and Flamengo reunite

  1. Mark Etches

    Forest was year before in 1980. I remember Liverpool did but didn’t know Forest had. Scotland were wearing names around this time too I think.


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