Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli insists the overall progress being made at the club is even more important than winning the Carling Cup.

Sunday's victory over Cardiff on penalties gave the Reds their first silverware for six years and has led to renewed optimism of a return to the trophy-laden days of the past.

But Comolli believes even if they had not won at Wembley so much has been achieved since manager Kenny Dalglish returned as manager in January 2011 it would not have impacted on them moving forward. The Frenchman said: "It is not only about getting us to the final or winning against Cardiff on penalties."

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