Bellamy hasn't played for two weeks now so he'll be fresher than most going into the game against Cardiff, and with 9 goals and 5 assists for Liverpool so far this season, I'm sure most fans will be hoping he's in the team.
Mark Lawrenson played in three League Cup finals for Liverpool, and speaking to the Liverpool Daily Post, he was full of praise for Bellamy. He enthused:
"Bellamy has been Liverpool’s best signing of recent times, especially as he cost nothing. He is the man who makes the difference.
"For me, Craig Bellamy is in the team in a heartbeat. He knows Cardiff, he knows the players and, just as importantly, they know him and what he can do. He also knows this is his last club where he has a chance to really win something".
I still find it a little funny that the fastest and most productive attacking player in Liverpool's team cost nothing, and is also the oldest (!).
Is Bellamy Liverpool's 'best signing in recent times?' I would argue yes, and when it comes to personal impact on the team, he's arguably more important than Luis Suarez and Jose Enrique.
It should't be that way; as John Barnes recently argued, Bellamy should be here as a squad player, but he's become one of the club's main players, which highlights the deficiency of other players in the squad.