Jamie Carragher targeting Wembley debut for Liverpool

 

Jamie Carragher is determined to make his Wembley debut for Liverpool in the Carling Cup final.

The Reds took a step closer to winning their first piece of silverware since 2006 when they dispatched Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last night to reach the semi-finals.

Carragher, who was making his first appearance in over a month after recovering from a calf injury, insists it is a competition Liverpool are eager to win.

"I've played at Wembley once or twice for England but I've never done it for Liverpool. I'd love to do that," he said.

"When we have reached cup finals in the past they have been in Cardiff, so I've never been there with Liverpool.

"There is still a semi-final to play over two legs and there are some massive sides in there so it is going to be very tough. We'll take the semi-final very seriously."

Craig Bellamy inspired the win in west London by setting up goals for Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly.

England Under-21 right-back Kelly nodded home his first goal for the club, topping a strong performance that Carragher believes is just the start of things to come.

"Kelly is a young lad coming through, he's still learning the game. He can learn off Glen Johnson, England's right-back," he said.

"But hopefully in the future Martin Kelly will be in that position himself and he showed that against Chelsea."

It had taken academy product Kelly 35 appearances to finally open his Liverpool account and the 21-year-old has now set his own sights on reaching Wembley.

"I'm made up with the goal and we're all happy with the team performance," he said.

"It was a great cross from Craig and I managed to get a free header. You've got to take them. It's been a long time coming.

"We were attacking the end with all the away supporters and it was brilliant seeing all their emotions as they celebrated. It's fantastic to get a goal for such a big club.

"We've gone to Chelsea twice now and got two victories and we're all over the moon with that.

"We're looking forward to the semi-finals and hopefully getting to the final at Wembley.

"If you ask any young lad, they dream of one day playing at Wembley and I'm the same.

"I can't wait for the next round and hopefully I'll be a part of that."

PA

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower