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Lucas Looks Forward to First Wembley Trip

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Healthy once more, the midfielder is excited for the FA Cup semi-final.

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Lucas Leiva has been a Liverpool player since 2007, but because of injuries he's never had the chance to play for the club at Wembley. After winning yesterday against Blackburn, Lucas will now be able to do just that in the FA Cup semi-final, and he is excited by the opportunity.

"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," he said in an interview for the club website. "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."

Lucas also discussed the play of Brazilian teammate Philippe Coutinho and his winning goal against Blackburn.

"I have known him for a very long time and I know what he's capable of doing," Lucas said. "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."

Lucas returned from injury last weekend against Arsenal, and hopefully he and Coutinho can maintain good health until Liverpool's April 19th semi-final match up against Aston Villa.