LIVERPOOL finally got one over on rivals Manchester City by lifting the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
And it was a big thanks to Steven Gerrard's cousin Bobby Duncan who fired a late 25 yard equaliser through the keeper's grasp to send the game into extra time.
PA:Press Association9 Liverpool won the FA Youth Cup after beating Man City on penalties
Rex Features9 Nabil Touaizi opened the scoring for Man City against Liverpool with a clinical finish from close range
Top scorer Paul Glatzel then scored the winning spot-kick after City sub Cole Palmer had hit the bar with his.
Earlier a long range effort from Liverpool's Yasser Larouci was superbly tipped over the bar by keeper Louie Moulden – son of former City striker Paul.
But he then almost gifted the visitors an opener as he fluffed a clearance but Jake Cain's effort was cleared off the line by Eric Garcia.
City boss Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of the Spanish defender – who has played three times for the first team this season – and he was in the stands to watch.
Tommy Doyle – the grandson of two City legends in Mike Doyle and Glyn Pardoe – almost gave his team the lead but fired into the side-netting.
However on the stroke of half-time, they did strike first as Spanish forward Nabil Touaizi swept home a cross from Adrian Bernabe.
PA:Press Association9 Touaizi celebrates after breaking the deadlock just before the break at the Academy Stadium
PA:Press Association9 Steven Gerrard's cousin Bobby Duncan equalised in the closing stages for Liverpool against his former club
PA:Press Association9 Duncan reacts after banging in his 32nd goal of the season across all youth levels
Gareth Taylor's men won the Under 18 Premier League Trophy earlier this season and took a huge step towards doing the double.
After the break, Moulden made a flying save to deny Abdi Sharif but the loss of Garcia to injury was a blow for City.
They went in search of a second as Ben Knight saw a fierce volley pushed around the post by Reds keeper Vitez Jaros.
The City wide man saw a couple more efforts deflected wide – but the Reds clung on and got their reward.
Forward Felix Nmecha carelessly gave the ball away and Duncan's speculative long range effort somehow slipped through the grasp of Moulden.
It took the game to extra time and penalties – with the visitors holding their nerve to win the competition for the first time in 12 years and a fourth time in their history.
PA:Press Association9 Pep Guardiola watched on from the stands to watch his youth side in action against the Reds
PA:Press Association9 Skipper Eric Garcia had a fantastic match for the City before he was forced off through injury
PA:Press Association9 Striker Paul Glatzel reacts after netting the winning penalty in the shootout
PA:Press Association9 Cole Palmer had his head in his hands after seeing his penalty cannon against the bar