Liverpool defender Martin Kelly hopes the FA Cup will allow him the chance to realise a childhood dream and win the final at Wembley.

In recent weeks cup competitions have represented the England Under-21 international's best chance of first-team action, with starts in the last two rounds of the FA Cup. And so he heads into Sunday's visit of Brighton hoping for more pitch time in order to help the team to a second final of the season, having already booked a Wembley appearance against Cardiff in the Carling Cup.

"Growing up as a kid, you ask any kid, the FA Cup is massive and everyone wants to get to the final and win it," he said. "It's got such a tradition and I think the FA Cup is fantastic. For a young player like myself it's fantastic to play in and we would love to go all the way in the competition this year."

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