Craig Bellamy
Liverpool are hoping to recreate their last victory at Brighton. REUTERS

Both Jamie Carragher and Martin Kelly are refusing to underestimate Brighton in Liverpool's FA Cup tie this weekend, with the Seagulls travelling to Anfield on Sunday in the hopes of toppling the Reds.

Carragher hasn't won a trophy with Liverpool since the FA Community Shield in 2006, and the defender is desperate to end his spell without silverware by getting to Wembley to have a chance at achieving glory in the tournament.

But first, Liverpool must get through a tough Brighton side, who may be in the Championship, but have shown this season that they are in contention at least for a play-off spot for the Premier League, and can overcome the odds when squaring up against top tier sides.

"There are no easy games in the FA Cup - I could tell you that from the teams we've been knocked out by over the years," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"We've had some bad results against lower league opposition, but that's what makes the FA Cup what it is.

"That's why it's so special when you do win it because you realise the pitfalls along the way.

"It would be disappointing if we were to go out having knocked Manchester United out of the last round.

"It's a massive game for us and if we win we'll be into the quarter-finals, and if you do well there then you're at Wembley. It certainly keeps the season going."

Liverpool played Brighton in the Carling Cup September last year, and despite Brighton making a late comeback, the seaside club lost to the Reds 2-1. And Martin Kelly knows that Gus Poyet's squad will be looking to make up for their mistakes and progress through the FA Cup competition.

"Growing up as a kid, you ask any kid, the FA Cup is massive and everyone wants to get to the final and win it," Kelly told the official Liverpool website.

"It's got such a tradition and I think the FA Cup is fantastic. For a young player like myself it's fantastic to play in and we would love to go all the way in the competition this year.

"I remember watching Liverpool win the FA Cup on the television and we would love to win it again."

Liverpool will have even more motivation to get the win over Brighton, with the club hoping to get back on a positive track after their tough loss to Manchester United at the weekend.