Kelly hoping to emulate Liverpool heroes


Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is hoping he can emulate Reds heroes of the past by winning the FA Cup at Wembley this season.

Kenny Dalglish's side meet Brighton in round five of the famous competition on Sunday, having dispatched of Manchester United and Oldham in their previous two fixtures.

Liverpool have not won the FA Cup since they triumphed in dramatic circumstances against West Ham in Cardiff almost six years ago, and have not done so at Wembley since 1992.

Kelly was only two years old when that happened, but grew up in awe of the Liverpool sides that lifted the trophy in both 2001 and 2006.

The 21-year-old defender has featured in each of Liverpool's encounters in this season's competition, and is likely to play a part this weekend.

And Kelly hopes he can realise a childhood ambition by helping the Reds land the FA Cup for the eighth time in their illustrious history.

"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," Kelly told

"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.

"I remember watching Liverpool win the FA Cup on the television and we would love to win it again."

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