Second cup final "a lift" for Liverpool - Dalglish
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has expressed his pride at having guided his team to a second cup final appearance of the season.
Earlier in the campaign, Liverpool beat Cardiff on penalties to lift the Carling Cup and Andy Carroll's 87th minute winner has earned them a return to Wembley for the FA Cup final, where they will meet the winners of Sunday's clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Liverpool came from behind to record a 2-1 win over local rivals Everton, who took an early lead courtesy of a well-taken Nikica Jelavic goal. Luis Suarez levelled for the Reds just after the hour before Carroll's header settled the contest in the closing stages. "I think the players that were out there - and the players that have made a contribution throughout the whole run in the FA Cup - have been fantastic for the football club," said Dalglish. "Although it's not been too good over the past few weeks in the league, that is now two cup finals this season - one we've won and the other one we're now looking forward to. That gives everybody who supports Liverpool Football Club a lift." The Reds will hope the win can provide them with a boost ahead of their final five matches of the league campaign. If results go their way then Dalglish's men could finish as high as fourth, although a more realistic target is likely to be overhauling Everton, who sit a place above them in the table in seventh.