_Well done Liverpool. It was a nerve racking display and as a club, they definitely try and do things the hard way. But as Kenny Dalglish said, it's the name on the trophy that counts, and Liverpool have added their name for a record 8th time.
The fans made their way down to Wembley in large numbers. It was once affectionately known as Anfield South, due to the amount of times Liverpool would be their, and yesterday the Kop faithful reclaimed that title. They made Wembley their new home, even if it was for a few hours.
_Liverpool started off the game in fantastic fashion, attacking Cardiff from the get go, and by doing so, showed their intent in how much they wanted the trophy. However, as the game progressed, it looked like Wembley had become Anfield in more ways than one.
Anyone who have seen Liverpool's games this season will tell you how frustrating alot of them have been. They dominate, create chance after chance, yet are not clinical enough and are unable to kill off the teams, which they end up being punished for.
The final was no exception.
However, in a tense penalty shoot out, where the clubs regular penalty takers, Gerrard and Adam (whos effort can probably filled under Waddle esque) both missed, it came down to another Gerrard, Stevens cousin, for Cardiff, who, as with penalties, became the fall guy. Liverpool had won the Carling Cup.
_As i said in my earlier post, this could potentially be the start for the rest of Liverpool's campaign this season. They are still in the FA cup and in touching distance of 4th place, with some favourable fixtures coming their way. What needs to be vital is that they do not become complacent from this and they show the same fight and determination shown in this game for the remaining games in their fixture list.
At the end, despite a great game, especially for the neutral, it will not be remembered in the record books, only who won the trophy. That accolade belongs to Liverpool, to still maintain it as the most successful club in English football.