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Gerrard: We need more trophies

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard led his club to a record eighth League Cup win on Sunday evening, but reinforced the need for the Reds to build on their latest triumph.

Kenny Dalglish's side lifted a trophy at Wembley for the first time since winning the same competition in 1995, after a dramatic victory over Malky Mackay's resilient Cardiff City.

The sides were all square after 90 minutes following goals from Joe Mason and Martin Skrtel, and were forced to play out a penalty shootout after extra time ended 2-2.

Gerrard missed the opening spot-kick for Liverpool but, in the end, it failed to matter as cousin Anthony put the decisive penalty wide of the post to hand the Merseysiders the cup.

It was Liverpool's first trophy since the FA Cup of 2006 and, hopes the Reds skipper, will herald a new era of success for the Reds under the stewardship of Dalglish and Fenway Sports Group.

"The important thing now is to enjoy this cup final and then we need to build on it," he told Sky Sports.

"It would be stupid if we accept just this. We need more, we want more."

"It's always cruel when it comes to penalties, but there has to be a loser."

Gerrard though was also quick to praise the efforts of Cardiff, and offer sympathy towards Anthony Gerrard following his penalty miss.

"It was always going to be that one of us was sad and one celebrating. I've got mixed emotions," he added.

"Obviously I'm delighted to win the cup for our supporters, but I feel for Anthony and Cardiff.

"It doesn't matter what I say to him - he's going to be down. I'll be there for him and all the family will be behind him."

"We always do it the hard way, but it doesn't matter how you do it as long as you get there in the end.

"Credit to Cardiff, they made a real good game of it. Unfortunately there has always got to be a loser, because they maybe didn't deserve to lose today."

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