Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson says the Anfield crowd was key to their Carling Cup success over Manchester City.

On an emotional night for Kenny Dalglish and his players, the Kop crowd generated an atmosphere that was a throw-back to some of the most famous European nights at Anfield.

"It makes such a big difference when the crowd are like that, they're famous for their atmosphere and it was one of those days," Johnson told

"The lads are buzzing. It was a great result and we're pleased to get to the final but we haven't won anything yet.

"I think it was just the way the lads hung in there and stuck together. We had a game plan and we just went out there and tried to work our socks off because we knew were only 90 minutes away from the final."