A 3-2 aggregate Carling Cup victory over Manchester City, courtesy of a 2-2 draw at Anfield on Wednesday night put the Reds into their first final since 2007 in the Champions League.
That night was bitter-sweet for Kuyt, as he scored against AC Milan but his goal came so late in the game Liverpool were not able to avoid a 2-1 defeat.
The Holland international had only arrived the previous summer - just after the club had won their last trophy, the FA Cup - from Feyenoord but since then it has been one hard luck story after another.
In 2007/2008 they lost a Champions League semi-final to Chelsea 4-3 on aggregate and the following season Liverpool, with a record points haul, came the closest they have done to winning the title since 1990 when they were pipped by arch-rivals Manchester United.
Another year on and the Reds were denied a place in the Europa League final by an extra-time away goal from Atletico Madrid's Diego Forlan.
"I have been here a while now and have played in a Champions League final and semi-final and in the Europa League semi-final and been second in the league," said Kuyt.
"Sometimes it is like that in football. You just have to make sure you give everything to reach what you want to reach - I know it is not enough to be second.
"We have been close and sometimes a bit unlucky but that is behind us, that is what we can't change.
"What we can change is the future and hopefully there are many trophies to come and the Carling Cup will be a first.
"That is what Liverpool Football Club is about. It was when I first arrived here almost six years ago.
"I came here to win trophies and that is the spirit of the players, the manager and the club so it is good to be back in contention and hopefully we can go on from here.
"We are all desperate to win a trophy - it has been a while for us - and that's the target.
"It's great to be in a final and now hopefully we can finish it off."
Liverpool will face Cardiff on their first appearance at Wembley in 16 years and Kuyt believes they were well worth their place in the final, having won at the Etihad Stadium a fortnight ago and dominated last night - despite having to come from behind twice.
Their progress would have been much smoother, however, had it not been for England goalkeeper Joe Hart, whose saves far outnumbered Liverpool counterpart Jose Reina as he kept his side in the game.
"That was a great team performance," said the 31-year-old Dutchman.
"We were the better side and we deserved to get through to play the final at Wembley.
"It's great to be in the final but now we need to finish it off.
"We showed a lot of spirit to come back after conceding the goals, created a lot of chances and would have scored more goals but for an excellent performance by Joe Hart."
The contrast with the abysmal performance at Bolton, where a 3-1 defeat had manager Kenny Dalglish publicly criticising his players, could not be more marked.
But Anfield under floodlights had produced some magical moments in the past and Kuyt believes the atmosphere helped the players lift themselves.
"We were all very disappointed with what happened at Bolton," he added. "For the manager, but even more for the supporters and for ourselves.
"We all knew we can do a lot better and it's great to bounce back.
"We have to thank the supporters for standing by us, they helped us a lot and the noise they made was good.
"If you come to Liverpool you want to play finals (and) games like last night, and to play at Wembley is something everyone dreams of."
Kuyt also paid tribute to Craig Bellamy, enjoying a renaissance second time around at the club he rejoined in August, after he scored the crucial second equaliser which knocked out his former club.
"Craig was brilliant. He scored a great goal and worked so hard," he said.
"But it's not just last night, he's played really well over the past few months and is a great help for this club."