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However, Ronald Koeman faces competition for the Belgian

Jay Rodriguez (back) watches Southampton team-mate Luke Shaw at England training yesterday

Crystal Palace v Southampton: Tony Pulis impressed by emergence of Luke Shaw and other Saints youngsters

A number of academy graduates have impressed for this weekend's visitors to Selhurst Park

Luke Shaw didn't do any harm to his chances of going to Rio

England 1 Denmark 0 - comment: Ashley Cole shows class while Luke Shaw owns the future

Roy Hodgson's decision on who will join Leighton Baines wasn't made any easier last night

Ashley Cole (left) is in direct competition for a place in England’s World Cup squad with Luke Shaw (right)

England v Denmark: Ashley Cole faces friendly shootout with Luke Shaw for place at World Cup 2014

Both left-backs will feature against Denmark, but only one will join Leighton Baines on the plane this summer

Luke Shaw pictured training with England

England v Denmark: Luke Shaw eager to impress at Wembley and book place in squad for Brazil

The Southampton left-back has emerged as a genuine threat to Leighton Baines and Ashley Cole

England's Southampton contingent Luke Shaw (L) Adam Lallana (C) and Rickie Lambert (R)

World Cup 2014: Time running out for 'desperate' Southampton striker Rickie Lambert to make Brazil squad

Lambert is battling for the final striker berth in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad and realises he has just two months to prove his worth

Southampton defender Luke Shaw could be given his first England cap in Wednesday's clash with Denmark

Southampton v Liverpool: Mauricio Pochettino believes in Luke Shaw ahead of his World Cup audition against Luis Suarez

Shaw received his first call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for the friendly against Denmark but he must come through today's clash with Liverpool first

Brendan Rodgers looks on from the touchline

Premier League: Southampton v Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekends fixture at St Mary's

Southampton v Liverpool preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

Check out all the vital statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at St Mary's

Rickie Lambert v Daniel Sturridge: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Southampton and Liverpool

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at St Mary's

Luke Shaw
Southampton defender Luke Shaw could be given his first England cap in Wednesday's clash with Denmark

World Cup 2014: Roy Hodgson admits veterans must earn their place in his squad for Brazil with Ashley Cole and Michael Carrick under pressure from youngsters

Southampton youngster Luke Shaw and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley have broken into the England squad putting the future of experienced players in doubt

Luke Shaw gets the call from Roy Hodgson - quite literally in this Vine from Southampton

The left-back is included in the squad to play Denmark next Wednesday

Sam Allardyce makes a gesture form the sidelines

Premier League: West Ham United v Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Stewart Downing v Adam Lallana: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Ham United and Southampton

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Upton Park

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has put his row with Mark Clattenburg behind him

Mark Clattenburg row is in the past, claims Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino

The official will take a Saints game for the first time since the Adam Lallana row

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