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Downing urging Liverpool to win more silverware

Stewart Downing claims Liverpool's Carling Cup triumph has given them an incentive to finish the season on a high with possible FA Cup success and a top four finish. The Reds ended their six-year wait for major silverware on Sunday when they edged out Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final on penalties at the end of a dramatic encounter.

"I think what the win does is makes you more confident and it gives you an incentive to go on and try and win and play in more finals," Downing told the club's official website.

"We have a great chance even though it will be a tough game against Stoke in the quarter-finals. And we are still going for a Champions League place with fourth position. There is a lot to play for and hopefully we can carry on doing well.

"There was a lot of new players coming into the team, and it should give us a lot of confidence and a chance to build on that. If we add a few more in the summer it will make the squad even stronger and we can push on further."

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