The Cream/Off-White Years: Liverpool Turn Up For FA Cup Final In THOSE Armani Suits, 1996 (Photos)

Chris Wright

26th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

What with Liverpool set for their first visit to ‘Anfield South’ in 16 years by way of their Carling Cup semi-final win over Manchester City last night, we though we’d revisit the last time the club earned themselves a day out at Wembley, i.e, the 1996 FA Cup Final against Manchester United.

The final itself was a shoddy old game if memory serves, with the exception of Eric Cantona’s beautifully-taken winner and the sartorial elegance that preceded it – namely, Liverpool’s audacious cream Armani suits…

Like Mr Whippy’s wedding photos. Always fun to see Neil Ruddock attempting to give it the old ‘Reservoir Dogs’ hardman act while looking like a cornet of Raspberry Ripple soft serve.

Anyway, you’ll be glad to hear that bookies are taking bets on Liverpool opting for these off-white Armani abominations again when they turn out for this year’s Carling Cup final against Cardiff City at the New Wembley on February 26th.

Fingers crossed, eh?