Jamie Carragher dreaming of finally playing for Liverpool at Wembley

Jamie Carragher has made 680 appearances for Liverpool, scoring five goals
Jamie Carragher has made 680 appearances for Liverpool, scoring five goals

Jamie Carragher is desperate to reach the Carling Cup final, if only to realise his ambition of playing for Liverpool at Wembley.

The Reds are into the semi-finals after beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and Carragher is already dreaming of a trip to the national stadium.

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

"When we have reached cup finals in the past they have been in Cardiff."

The former England defender, who has won six major trophies with the Anfield club, was making his first appearance in more than a month against Chelsea.

Kenny Dalglish's side deserved their victory, which came courtesy of Maxi Rodriguez and Martin Kelly goals, and they will join Manchester City, Cardiff City and Manchester United or Crystal Palace in the final four.

"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," said Carragher.

"We'll take the semi-final very seriously."

The Reds last played at Wembley in 1996, although they were regulars at the Millennium Stadium while the famous stadium was being rebuilt between 2000 and 2007.

And it is not just Carragher who is relishing a potential trip to Wembley, with 21-year-old goal hero Kelly also dreaming of running out at the home of football.

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

"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."