Dalglish steers Liverpool to 1st trophy in 6 years

PAN PYLAS Associated Pres Published:

WEMBLEY, England (AP) -- Barely into the second year of his second spell at the club he graced as a player and then manager, Kenny Dalglish has steered Liverpool to its first trophy in six years.

Liverpool beat Cardiff 3-2 in a penalty shootout to win the League Cup at Wembley Stadium on Sunday after the teams were locked at 2-2 following extra time.

With the team also in the FA Cup quarterfinals and a contender for a top-four berth in the Premier League to ensure automatic qualification into the Champions League, Dalglish has Liverpool back doing what it once did best -- filling the trophy cabinet.

Dalglish was reluctant to promise a return to the glory days but says he hopes the victory will yield more success, adding "if you do something you enjoy, you're going to want more of it."