A League Cup final and the club’s first appearance at the rebuilt Wembley aren’t going to distract Liverpool from its real focus this season, reports The Associated Press.
Striker, Craig Bellamy says Sunday’s final against his hometown club, Cardiff, is less important than securing fourth place in the Premier League and a spot in next season’s Champions League.
Bellamy says “a win on Sunday might push us forward but if it didn’t we still have a lot to play for—and so do Cardiff.”
Second-tier Cardiff is chasing promotion to the Premier League.
The six years since Liverpool’s 2006 FA Cup final win over West Ham equals the club’s longest wait for a trophy since 1973. On only one other occasion since then have Liverpool fans had to wait so long to celebrate silverware.