Enrique: Cup glory can spark new Liverpool era

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Liverpool defender Jose Enrique believes cup success this season for the Anfield side could usher in a new glory era.


Kenny Dalglish leads his side into an FA Cup fifth round tie at Championship side Brighton on Sunday, but it is the Carling Cup final a week later that has got many Reds fans excited.


The final at Wembley is against another Championship side, Cardiff City, and Enrique is delighted to be able to walk out on at the famous stadium, but he does not want it to end there.


“I'm really happy already because we're in a final and I have never played in one. Of course, if we can play in another one it's even more of a dream,” he told the club’s official website.


“This club has big history but it's not just history - we have good players now, they [the owners] want to spend money on players and want to buy good players.


“We have a really good team already but they want to make it better and that's why I came here.


“I hope it's the start of something special. That's why I came here and why many players came here this season. We came because we believe this club is going up and trying to be at the top again. Liverpool have to be there.”


Another cup Liverpool have not had a taste of for a while is the UEFA Champions League and Dalglish’s side are currently in a battle for the fourth and final Premier League spot to enter next year’s competition.


Arsenal currently sit in fourth ahead of Chelsea on goal difference and Newcastle United are also ahead of the Merseysiders by three points, so it will be a tough task to climb into the coveted spot.


Enrique is aware of the difficulty of the task, but he believes his team must strive to be there due to the prestige attached to the club’s name.


“I remember I heard someone say that the Champions League without Liverpool is not the same and I think that's the truth. Liverpool are always there. It's a few years we've not been there and we have to try and be there again,” he added.

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