Benayoun returns to squad

Alan Curbishley has named a 22-man squad for tonight's Premiership clash against Liverpool at Upton Park.

Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun makes a welcome return after missing Saturday's FA Cup defeat against Watford with a knee injury, while Calum Davenport - cup-tied at the weekend - is also available again.

Spanish striker Kepa Blanco is also named among the 22, but fellow new signing Lucas Neill misses out with an ankle injury, and Marlon Harewood returns from suspension.

Squad: Carroll, Green, Spector, Davenport, Konchesky, McCartney, Pantsil, Dailly, Mears, Etherington, Newton, Mullins, Quashie, Reo-Coker, Boa Morte, Noble, Benayoun, Harewood, Zamora, Cole, Sheringham, Kepa.