In the end Liverpool were victorious but the match went to penalties. The final whistle of extra time had Liverpool and Cardiff City tied with two goals each. The penalty shoot out was close run but Liverpool kept their nerve and sealed the game with a 3-2 result.
It is six years since Liverpool won the Carling Cup and the team were over the moon. In the end it was a win and one that was much needed.
Dirk Kuyt overjoyed with win
Full match review at the Sporting Life