Comolli: Cup success key for summer signings

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Liverpool's triumph in the Carling Cup will increase the interest of top players right across Europe, insists director of football Damien Comolli.

The Reds ran out victorious in yesterday's Wembley final against a spirited Cardiff City side, winning a penalty shoot-out showdown after the tie had finished 2-2 after extra time.

Kenny Dalglish paid tribute to the fighting spirit and determination shown by his players, who secured the club's first trophy for six years as well as a guaranteed place in next season's Europa League competition.

After spending big to bring in new players over the past 12 months, Liverpool look to have taken the next step in their long-term project to bring the glory days back to Anfield, and Comolli is confident the latest success can only bode well for the future.

"We already know that there are big players who want to join us next summer because they believe in the project," he told Sky Sports. "Everybody in Europe knows what Liverpool football club are trying to do.

"Obviously the fact that we're back playing in Europe and we've won the trophy, it's all positive things. There's a very positive vibe around the club around Europe."

After an uncharacteristically quiet January, Liverpool are expected to be active again when the transfer window reopens this summer as the club bids to continue strengthening the squad, and Comolli is already busy working behind the scenes trying to establish prospective targets.

"A lot players I know are very interested about joining the project because it's a very interesting project," he added.

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