Liverpool defender Jose Enrique insists a cup victory this season could be the catalyst for the start of a new era at Anfield.
Next up for Kenny Dalglish's side is their FA Cup clash with Championship side Brighton, before contesting their first final in five years with the Carling Cup showpiece against Cardiff City.
Should the Reds prevail at Wembley in first final of the season it would be their eighth League Cup victory and Enrique believes it could be just what is needed to reverse the club's fortunes.
Despite the Anfield trophy cabinet last being added to in 2006, the Spaniard admits the reason he left Newcastle United for Liverpool was his belief the side can compete for major honours.
"I'm really happy already because we're in a final and I have never played in one," he told the club's official website. "Of course, if we can play in another one it's even more of a dream.
"This club has big history but it's not just history we have good players now, the owners want to spend money on players and want to buy good players.
"We have a really good team already but they want to make it better and that's why I came here.
"I hope it's the start of something special. That's why I came here and why many players came here this season. We came because we believe this club is going up and trying to be at the top again. Liverpool have to be there."
Sunday's FA Cup tie with Brighton will see the sides meet for the second time this season, with Liverpool beating Albion 2-1 on their road to Wembley but even though Dalglish's men will enjoy the home advantage Enrique is still wary of the threat Gus Poyet's team pose.
"It's good that we're at home but they have a good team and a great manager, so we have to be careful," he added. "Any team you play, it's not easy. Anyone can beat anyone.
"Of course, we're Liverpool and we have to win, but the truth is you could lose to anyone. So we have to try and be 100 per cent like every game and not believe that because we're in the Premier League we've beaten them already. That's not true.
"If we don't give 100 per cent we're in trouble. When you play against Manchester United and Chelsea you are motivated because they are special games, but you have to treat every game the same to win."