Brazilian has missed last three trips to the national stadium and is eager to make up for lost time.
Lucas Leiva has admitted he’s relishing the chance to play at Wembley after Liverpool confirmed their place in the FA Cup semi-finals.
The Reds booked themselves into the last four of the competition after seeing off a spirited effort from Championship side Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park last night.
And Lucas in particular is looking forward to the occasion after missing out on Liverpool’s last three trips to the home of English football through a succession of injuries.
“Unfortunately I got an injury before we got to Wembley,” he said to LFC.com. “So I missed [the chance to play there].
“Hopefully I’ll be fit and be able to play at Wembley. I’ve never played there, so it will be a very good experience and after many years here, to have that chance is amazing.
“I think everyone could see how hard we worked. We knew it was going to be a very hard game in difficult conditions, but I think we did well and we are so happy to get to Wembley and hopefully get to the final.”
It will be the first time the Reds have returned to Wembley since their three appearances at the stadium in 2012.
King Kenny led the boys to a League Cup trophy that year but couldn’t repeat the same success in the FA Cup where we finished runner-up to Chelsea.
In the glow of last night’s victory, Lucas also used the opportunity to heap the praise on match-winner Philippe Coutinho for his precision finish that give the Reds a real hope at a first major trophy in three years.
“I have known him for a very long time and I know what he’s capable of doing,” said Lucas to LFC.com.
“He’s becoming an even bigger player for the club and he’s got a long way to go in terms of age and experience, but he’s already right there with the top players.”