The Reds fought back from a goal down through the imperious Martin Skrtel to take the game into extra-time before substitute Dirk Kuyt looked to have won the game late on.
However Cardiff’s never-say-die attitude saw them equalize from a corner with just a few seconds remaining, ensuring the Cup would be decided by a dreaded penalty shoot-out.
Liverpool never do things the easy way and when Steven Gerrard and Charlie Adam both missed for the Reds, every fan must have felt it really wasn’t to be our day, despite dominating the game for the duration. However penalty nerves also got the better of the Championship who also missed, leaving Stewart Downing, Dirk Kuyt and Glen Johnson to give Liverpool an advantage in a sudden-death situation.
In an ironic twist of fate, it was the cousin of Liverpool captain, Anthony Gerrard, who missed the vital Cardiff kick in front of the travelling Reds fans, and in doing so handing Liverpool their first trophy in 6-years.