Comolli: Winning Carling Cup will be huge step forward for Liverpool

Liverpool chief Damien Comolli feels winning the Carling Cup will be a huge step forward for the club. Comolli says winning the trophy will benefit all the players involved.

Liverpool chief Damien Comolli feels winning the Carling Cup will be a huge step forward for the club.

Comolli says winning the trophy will benefit all the players involved.

He told liverpoolfc.tv: "I think it's quite obvious - it will be a major boost for everybody. The place is buzzing for Sunday and if we win it, it would give a boost to absolutely everybody at the club - the players, the owners, and everybody involved with the football club will be very, very positive about that going forward.

"I remember last year, Roberto Mancini said before the (FA) Cup final that once you win the first one, it gives confidence to everybody. Man City came back and early on this season were absolutely flying. We had a similar experience at Spurs when we won the Carling Cup in 2008 against Chelsea. For me, that was the base for what has happened to Spurs since then. At the time, the likes of Ledley King, Assou-Ekotto, Bale, Lennon, Huddlestone, Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul and Jermain Defoe were all at the club already. But winning it, especially when you are the underdog like we were at the time, just gives massive, massive confidence to everybody.

"I am convinced Spurs have built their success on this - and hopefully the same thing can happen for us. The last success for us was in 2006, which I remember well against West Ham in the FA Cup final, so it's a long time, six years. If we could win and finish the season on a positive note afterwards, we'd start next season in fantastic shape."

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