Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says their Carling Cup triumph has inspired everyone at the club.

The Reds ended a six-year wait for silverware by beating Cardiff City to lift the trophy at Wembley 11 days ago, and the managing director believes it could prove a significant moment as they chase further glory.

Ayre told "The mood around the club has been fantastic, as you would imagine.

"I think people probably underestimated at the time the significance of that win to us as a football club.

"We've been through a lot in the last few years - our fans have been through a lot, everybody concerned with the club has been through a lot - and I think getting to our first new Wembley final had a lot of significance for lots of reasons other than just winning."