Reds book Wembley date

Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium Jean Marie Hervio - SMP Images

DIG out those ice-cream vendor suits, Liverpool are back at Wembley.

For the first time since that sartorially challenged 1996 FA Cup final trip, Liverpool reached Wembley and the Kop celebrated wildly over night at the prospect of a Carling Cup showdown with Cardiff City on February 26.

It had to be a Welshman who drove Liverpool to the showdown with Cardiff. It had to be Craig Bellamy, on loan at Cardiff last season, also frustrating his old club Manchester City with a vintage performance, scoring the vital goal.

Bellamy was exceptional, full of running, even on those creaking knees, returning to haunt Roberto Mancini.

And when the final whistle went, when the Kop twirled their red scarves en masse, Kenny Dalglish held his arms aloft in the familiar manner from his prolific scoring days there.

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