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Friday’s national papers preview the international fixtures taking place later this evening.
The Daily Star, Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph all include quotes from Roy Hodgson who says that Leighton Baines’ form for club and country means that Ashley Cole is no longer the automatic first choice pick for the left-back position.
Ross Barkley could make his first start for the Three Lions against Chile at Wembley and he has been speaking in the Daily Mirror about how he now feels settled in the senior national squad.
In the same paper, Steven Naismith has praised Gordon Strachan for instilling belief in the players since taking up his position as manager of Scotland earlier this year.
Locally, Gareth Barry is featured in the Liverpool Echo. The midfielder has been discussing the upcoming match with Liverpool and how he is looking forward to playing in front of what he predicts will be a ‘special’ atmosphere at Goodison Park on derby day.