The rampant success of the early 1980s gave way to a fairly quiet decade for Liverpool in the
League Cup, with the 1-2 result against Arsenal in 1987 their only appearance in a final of a
competition they'd dominated. They weren't entirely starved of silverware just yet FA Cup trophies
began arriving regularly almost immediately after League Cup success dissipated but with title
challenges in league slowly fading, the chance to re-capture a trophy they'd previously been so
familiar with was an exciting prospect.