Kuyt emotional over "incredible" Liverpool Cup triumph

Dirk Kuyt was emotional after finally winning silverware with Liverpool yesterday in the Carling Cup final. Kuyt thought he had won it with his goal.

Dirk Kuyt was emotional after finally winning silverware with Liverpool yesterday in the Carling Cup final.

Kuyt thought he had won it with his goal.

"It was incredible, an incredible day," the Dutchman said. "I was very disappointed not to play longer than 15 minutes but I have to put that aside. I'm so happy to have scored the goal.

"The most important thing was we kept believing and in the end I think we deserved this trophy."

Kuyt, who was one of Liverpool's three players on target from the spot, continued: "We keep believing. I said to Steven (Gerrard), there's a few more to take and others can miss and they did.

"I knew I had to score my penalty or else it was all over and that's what I did.

"I have lots of respect for the manager, the team, the supporters. They deserved more but we wanted this trophy so desperately."

It was a first medal in six years with the club for Kuyt, who has now set his sights on a double with Liverpool still involved in the FA Cup.

"This is why I came to Anfield," he added. "To finally get my first medal at Wembley is great. Hopefully we can get one more later in the season."

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