Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish had sympathy for Cardiff City defender Anthony Gerrard after his miss in the Carling Cup final penalty shootout.

Steven Gerrard was amongst those to miss but the fact his cousin Anthony failed at the at the last to give Liverpool the cup made it a bitter-sweet occasion for the Reds skipper.

"The game had to be settled some way and we feel for Anthony Gerrard, who missed the vital one that meant we won the trophy," said Dalglish.

"We are delighted to have won the trophy. Throughout the whole competition, we have deserved it. We have played well and come through some really hard games."