Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt feels his big-match record should see him in the starting line-up for the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

While Jordan Henderson was preferred for last weekend's semi-final against Everton, Kuyt is still hopeful of playing in the big one.

He said: "I am proud that, after the Champions League final and the final of the Carling Cup, for the third time I am with Liverpool in a final.

"I will do everything to ensure that in the third final I prove my worth with a goal."