In away days, we take a look at Liverpool’s best away kits from 2000 to 2019. These may not be the favourite kits of all or even many Liverpool supporters, but these were some of the away shirts I fell in love with.
This time, we look at one of Liverpool’s best away kits which comes from the 2000-01 season. The 2000-01 Liverpool away kits were the fifth season in which the club was outfitted by Reebok. The shoe and sportswear manufacturer had taken over for Adidas in 1996 and continued making Liverpool’s kits until 2006.
Liverpool 2000-01 away kit
The club won eight major trophies while wearing Reebok produced kits. In 2000-01, the Reds famously won a cup treble under manager Gerard Houllier.
The memorable treble saw Houllier’s Liverpool win the League Cup, FA Cup, and UEFA Cup. All three cup finals were unbelievably dramatic with Liverpool going to penalties to win the League Cup against Birmingham City, extra-time in the UEFA Cup against Alves, and coming from a goal down in the final 10 minutes in the FA Cup final versus Arsenal.
It was the FA Cup Final win over Arsenal, “The Michael Owen Final”, that stands out in terms of the 2000-01 away kit. Liverpool were decked out in the deep yellow and blue ensemble.
The Reebok made kits were quite attractive with their yellow (almost orange) and blue accent. The Liverpool badge was centred on the chest with the famous Carlsberg sponsor logo emblazoned across the shirt. Blue shorts with yellow trim were paired with blue socks with yellow accent.
It so funny to see shirts from the early 2000s. The shirts are so baggy and hang off of the players rather than being form-fitting.
The 2000-01 season was the peak of Houllier’s time at Anfield. Although there was promise in the ensuing seasons, Owen would leave in August 2004. Robbie Fowler, who had a fractured relationship with Houllier being dropped routinely despite scoring goals, would leave the next season for Leeds United.
Since Liverpool wore the yellow/blue/blue combination in 2000-01, the club has not revisited the same colour ensemble. Perhaps it will be used again in the years to come. Notably, the Reds wore the same Reebok kits as their third kits in 2001-02.