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Sunday 17 December 2017

Dalglish: We must keep going

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is confident that now his players have experienced that winning feeling they will want much more.

The Reds ended a six-year trophy drought at Wembley yesterday when they got the better of Cardiff in a penalty shoot-out to lift the Carling Cup.

It was their record eighth triumph in the competition and allowed Dalglish to complete a clean sweep of domestic honours as a player and manager.

Now the task is to turn the Merseyside giants into regular winners on the big stage once more -- and Dalglish is certain the experience of parading a cup will help.

"I don't think anyone who has ever won a trophy has come away from it saying they didn't enjoy it," said Dalglish. "If you do something and you enjoy it, you are going to want more of it. It is logical."

Ben Turner bundled home in the last minute of extra-time to deny Liverpool what seemed to be certain victory, only for Dalglish's players to prevail in the shoot-out when Steven Gerrard's cousin Anthony missed the final kick.

"The game had to be settled some way and we feel for Anthony Gerrard," said Dalglish.

"Although we have won something today, that is not us finished. We don't want to stop here, we want to keep going.

"It means an awful lot to a lot of people.

"All we do is try to make them as happy as we possibly can.

"Today we have been able to do that."

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