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GLEN JOHNSON has vowed Liverpool will follow up their Carling Cup victory by adding an FA Cup to the Anfield trophy cabinet.
The Reds limped through to a penalty shootout victory against Championship outfit Cardiff on Sunday to pick up their first piece of silverware since 2006.
They are also through to the last eight of the FA Cup, where they face a home test against spikey Stoke.
But even though they look to be struggling to make it into next season’s Champions League, Johnson feels cup success will soon translate.
And he has told Reds fans to prepare for another couple of trips to Wembley.
“This is what you join Liverpool for,” the full-back said.
“It’s a fantastic club, we’ve got some great players and obviously when it comes to medals, the more the merrier!
“Words can’t describe it. It’s fantastic – it’s what the lads have worked so hard MAROUANE FELLAINI (left) says Everton’s traditional surge will get another shot in the arm from three returning stars.
Jack Rodwell, Phil Jagielka and Leon Osman are all on the verge of returning to fight for their places in David Moyes’ side.
Midfielder Rodwell’s season has been wrecked by a bad hamstring problem he picked up while on England duty in November.
And Jagielka and Osman have been missing since the 2-1 defeat to Bolton at the start of the year.
With the Blues muscling their way into the top half of the table, and having an FA Cup quarter-final against Sunderland to look forward to, Beligan star Fellaini, 24, believes their returns could be crucial.
He said: “You also know they’re going to give 100 per cent because it’s a long time since they’ve played and they will want to play again.
“They’re so important and when they come in they only help the team.
“Between them, they have a lot of experience. They are international quality players and they’ll be feeling fresh too because they’ve had a good long rest.
“It’s a great time to be getting players back and they are important players too – Jagielka, Ossie, Jack Rodwell – and Seamus Coleman was back last week.
“It’s vital the team has a lot of players available for the cup and the league.”