Liverpool: Blood, Sweat and Tears

Microzine, Bold Street
2nd-28th February 2007

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

This unusual exhibition is comprised of shirts worn by Liverpool FC players from the trophy winning period 2001-2006, in which they appeared in eleven cup finals and triumphed in nine of them. None of the shirts were available to the general public before they came to Microzine.

Each of the shirts is presented on a patented body form frame accompanied with match details and an action photograph from the particular game.

The most notable shirt is the one used in the spellbinding European Champions Final against AC Milan in 2005, which Liverpool won on penalties after extra time.

Instead of bizarrely exhibiting the shirt worn by West Ham in their extra-time defeat against Liverpool in the 2006 FA Cup Final, it would have been more appropriate, given the memorable nature of the match in Istanbul, to have instead exhibited a shirt worn by the Italians.

The other shirts were used in three league cup finals (of which Liverpool won two); two FA cup finals (with the Reds successful on both occasions); a UEFA final (which Liverpool won against Alaves after extra-time); two UEFA Super Cups (which the team won twice); a FIFA Club World Championship Final (which Liverpool lost against Sao Paulo); and a Charity Shield game (in which they defeated their old rivals Manchester United).

Bids for the collection will be accepted during the exhibition at Microzine, which runs until 28th February.

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