What better way to launch than for The Reds’ first visit to Wembley in 16 years - the last being the FA Cup Final in 1996. You can relive that and our most recent domestic successes in our Down Memory Lane section of the fanzine.
We predict Kenny’s line-up, discuss his options and selection dilemma in attack, as well as focusing on Craig Bellamy as he faces his hometown club and, much like Liverpool, completes an incredible turnaround from a year ago.
We’ve also got a little look at our opponents and suggest nullifying their key man, as well as an interview with three Cardiff fan to answer the leading questions ahead of the game.
For those lucky enough to be attending the match, we have a guide to getting to the ground & where to drink before the game.
We take a look back at how Kenny Dalglish’s side made it to Wembley, having entered the competition at the second round for the first time since 1999 - back when second round ties were two legged affairs and Djimi Traore was making his debut under Gerard Houllier.
Kenny has signalled his intent right from that first trip to Exeter with strong sides at every stage of the competition, even dispatching with recent history by playing Pepe Reina rather than giving second choice keeper Alexander Doni match experience.
￼￼For those lucky enough to be attending the a miraculous turnaround and this competition alone perhaps personifies the changes that have been made at Liverpool FC in the last 12 months. Last season we went out of this competition to League One Northampton. Those dreary images of a Roy Hodgson side featuring Kyrgiakos, Jovanovic and Ngog at a rainsoaked Anfield have been replaced by images of The King wiping tears as he led The Reds back to Wembley under an electric atmosphere having overcome Chelsea and Man City en-route to a first domestic Final for six years.
Much has changed since that defeat to The Cobblers; the manager, the owners, the playing style and the optimism around the Football Club. Our appearance in this final, and hopefully a first piece of silverware since before Dirk Kuyt arrived at the Club, means much more than just an appearance in the League Cup Final.
It shows Liverpool FC are back.