LIVERPOOL defender Martin Skrtel admits he’s relishing the prospect of facing Everton in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
The Slovakian centre-back was delighted that the Blues saw off the challenge of Sunderland in the last round to set up the all-Merseyside showdown in the capital on April 14.
Skrtel had a taste of Wembley glory when he helped the Reds clinch the Carling Cup in February and he’s hungry for more.
“I wanted it to be Everton,” he said.
“I’ve played in lots of derbies now and having a Merseyside derby at Wembley will be brilliant.
“I’ve played in some great stadiums like the Santiago Bernabeu, the Emirates, Wembley. I would probably go for Wembley as my favourite, it’s a special place for me.
“It was a great feeling to win my first trophy with Liverpool. It was only the second medal I’ve won in my career.
“Hopefully we can add the FA Cup this season too. We all want more trophies.”
Skrtel is currently enjoying the most prolific campaign of his career having netted four goals in all competitions.
His most recent strike was the crucial equaliser in the Carling Cup final against Cardiff City.
“It’s the most I’ve scored in a season because usually I don’t get too many,” Skrtel added.
“In the past I’ve got into decent positions and not taken the chances. Maybe I’ve had more luck this season because I’ve been able to take them.
“I think I got one in my second full season here, then I got two so I wanted to get three this season. I’ve got four at the moment and I’m happy with that.
“My strike against Cardiff wasn’t the nicest goal but it was special to score in a final at Wembley. My friends were very happy for me.”