John Henry and Tom Werner target more silverware at Liverpool
Liverpool's American owners are already targeting more trophies after Sunday's Carling Cup win over Cardiff City at Wembley
Liverpool owners John Henry and Tom Werner are already setting their sights on the club winning more silverware following the Reds’ Carling Cup triumph on Sunday.
The pair, who completed their takeover of the club in 2010, led the tributes as Liverpool ended their six-year trophy drought after beating Cardiff City 3-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at Wembley.
“I haven’t seen or heard anything like this,” said Henry. “It was extraordinarily loud and it made it even more exciting that there were 90,000 fans here. It was just extraordinary.
“This is the first step for this club in trying to get to the point where we’re talking about things on the field rather than off the field.
“It’s been going on for so many years now that it was time the club was able to step up and win a match like this.”
Werner added: “We have accomplished something as a club and for our fans. It is the first step and we’re looking forward to more silverware.”
Joe Mason gave Cardiff a first-half lead but Martin Skrtel levelled after the break to force the game to extra-time.
Substitute Dirk Kuyt then put Dalglish’s side within touching distance of the trophy before Ben Turner equalised in the 28th minute of extra-time.
The Reds eventually triumphed 3-2 on penalties with Bluebirds defender Anthony Gerrard missing the Welsh side’s fifth penalty to hand Liverpool their eighth League Cup crown.
And the club’s American owners were left amazed by a memorable cup final victory.
“Just getting here by beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and beating Manchester City over two legs was a tremendous accomplishment,” said Henry.
“Even if we had lost, I would have felt we had accomplished a lot.”
Werner added: “I really had to pinch myself. It was a remarkable football match and we were very fortunate to win.
“I’m so proud of the club and so excited for all those fans of ours around the world who watched it.”