West Ham boss Curbishley: Mascherano won’t join Liverpool

He said: “As we understand it, the rules say he cannot move because he’s already played for two clubs this season. I don’t think he can go anywhere.

“I do feel sorry for him and Tevez because their futures are up in the air. But if they perform and I think they should be in the team, they will play.

“We don’t have the biggest squad in the world and they are part of it so they remain in my plans at the moment.”