Liverpool chairman Tom Werner , principal owner John Henry and a number of other directors from Fenway Sports Group will be in attendance for Sunday’s final – hoping to see Liverpool lift their first silverware since 2006.
The reds only went to one final under the previous American owners, the European Cup final a few months following their takeover. Liverpool were defeated by AC Milan in Athens that time around in what would be our last final for 5 years.
Tom Werner said:
“I am thrilled that our team will be playing in the Carling Cup final. I have never been to the new Wembley Stadium, and it will be a special day for our club.
“I know very well the importance of Wembley to Liverpool supporters. I have spoken to many of the players and Kenny too, all of whom know that next week’s match, as Steven Gerrard said, is ‘massive’.
“We didn’t qualify for the Europa League this season, and all of our players want to play in international competition. We are aiming to play in the Champions League, but winning next week would guarantee a place in the Europa League.
“Kenny has said it himself: the quality of our squad has improved since last year. We are just a few points from fourth place and we are the only team in England with the possibility of playing in both the Carling Cup and FA Cup finals.
“We have played brilliantly at times, and at other times we haven’t been at our best, for example, playing too many draws at home. But I see good and steady progress.”