Eyebrows were also raised when Liverpool put out a relatively strong side for the visit of Shrewsbury in the FA Cup just days after the postponement of their EFL Cup tie with Arsenal due to COVID-19 cases - with many of them turning out to be false positives - but the Reds eased to a 4-1 win as they seek to desperately improve their fortunes in the FA Cup.
The injury is behind me now and I'm back.
These days, the Bluesbirds are battling against Championship relegation, failing to win any of their six games between 4 December and 22 January.
Hopefully that will reflect in performances and results because Cardiff still have a pretty big hole to climb out of.
Liverpool enter this match on a six-game winning streak against Cardiff in all competitions - winning 4-1 at Anfield in the 2018-19 Premier League - and this fixture also represents a repeat of the 2011-12 EFL Cup final, with the Reds winning on penalties.
Liverpool take on Cardiff City at Anfield on Sunday in the FA Cup fourth round and we can now bring you the Reds team news for the clash.