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By Neil Johnston

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  1. Goodbye


    Liverpool's season is up and running.

    Tougher tests lie ahead but that's a confident and impressive start by Jurgen Klopp's side.

    Thanks for your company.

    Don't forget you can follow Arsenal against Manchester City here.

    You can also follow Steven Gerrard's Rangers against St Mirren here.

    And you can read a match report of Liverpool's win over West Ham here.

    Until next time...

  2. 'We got better'

    Southampton 0-0 Burnley


    Southampton boss Mark Hughes: "I thought we got better as the game went on. We changed it in the second and had any number of chances to win the game.

    "We got on the front foot, stopping them hitting balls into the channel. We needed a bit of luck but overall I’m reasonably pleased.

    "There’s no need for us to be apprehensive. We’re a good group of players here and we always want maximum points. We weren’t quite able to do that today but I was encouraged."

    On Danny Ings' debut: "You saw Danny’s clever play today, linking and retaining possession. He allowed us to move further up the field and that augurs well. We’re looking forward to getting him up to speed."

  3. 'Pleasing performance'

    Southampton 0-0 Burnley


    Burnley manager Sean Dyche, speaking to Match of the Day 2: "It was a well deserved point that could have been all three. It’s not easy to dominate away from home like we did. We were good in possession and had a good shape.

    "They came back into it after a change of shape and we had to show a different side to our team then as we have many times before. You to have a good mentality in the Premier League and we have a good balance of mentality and quality.

    It was a pleasing performance especially after a really tough away game on Thursday night."

    Sean Dyche
  4. 'The goals will come'

    Southampton 0-0 Burnley


    Southampton's Danny Ings, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "It means a lot to play for Southampton.

    "I’ve had such a tough time the last few years trying to break into a team that’s one of the best in Europe. I’ve come away from Liverpool to challenge myself but I don’t think I could be at a better club.

    "I’m still building fitness but I feel physically great. Burnley are a difficult team to play against but in the second half we got hold of the game, I had a few chances. It was a good start to the season and if we keep playing like that the goals will come."

    Danny Ings
  5. Gerrard seeks three points

    Rangers 2-0 St Mirren

    Steven Gerrard

    Can Steven Gerrard get his first Scottish Premiership win as Rangers manager?

    It's been an unbeaten start to life in the Ibrox hot-seat but three points at home to St Mirren would get their league season up and running. They're already two up.

    Follow that and Hibs' trip to St Johnstone here.

  6. 'We have a strong team'

    Liverpool 4-0 West Ham


    Liverpool goalscorer Sadio Mane, speaking BBC Match of the Day: "We did a great job and created many chances. We played well from the beginning to the end.

    "We scored four and I scored twice, so I'm very happy.

    "Before the goal it's always important to start the game well which is what we always try to do.

    "Scoring made it more relaxed for us and we try to work hard and push as a team onto the fourth.

    "We try to do our best to score goals for the team because without those we can't do anything. It's the teamwork, we do things together. We will try to score more goals.

    "We have a strong team. That will help us to push hard and fight to do our best."

  7. New era at Arsenal

    Arsenal v Man City (16:00 BST)

    Unai Emery

    Unai Emery is around 15 minutes from the start of his first Premier League match as Arsenal boss.

    It could not be more difficult - a visit from the all-conquering champions Man City.

    Follow all the action here.

  8. 'Nice to get a clean sheet'

    FT: Southampton 0-0 Burnley


    Alex McCarthy

    Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy after a clean sheet and a point against Burnley: They were the better side in the first half and we think we were better in the second half. I was just happy to keep the ball out the back of the net . It feels really nice to get a clean sheet in the first game.

    On new signing Jannik Vestergaard: He’s a massive player for us. He's clearly a huge threat in the air and I fancy him to score a few from set pieces this season.

  9. 'Having summer off has helped me'

    Liverpool 4-0 West Ham


    Liverpool's James Milner, speaking to Sky Sports: "There is expectation at the beginning of the season and everyone wants a good start.

    "We've made some new signings and it was going to be a tough start.

    "Last year was a long season and with the World Cup boys coming back in with such a short rest, they have done well. I've done it before and know how hard it is.

    "It has benefited me [having the summer off]. It's the same with all teams with international players out and the first game after pre-season is always tough.

    "Naby Keita is a good player, you can see that and he's only going to get better. Coming into a new team is not always easy. You can only imagine how good he's going to be with more time with the boys.

    "He's top quality and like all the signings we've brought in there's even more competition. That's what you want."

  10. Impact

    Liverpool 4-0 West Ham

    Daniel Sturridge scored just 24 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

    That's what you call an impact change!

  11. 'A nest of top keepers'

    FT: Southampton 0-0 Burnley

    Burnley keeper Joe Hart speaking to BBC Match of the Day 2: "We played really well in the first half but they changed it round at half time and pushed us in the second half. I think we're both happy with a point in the end.

    "I push myself to the edge in all I do. I’m really pleased to be at this club and to be here permanently. I’ve walked into a nest of top keepers and I’ll have to be on my toes if I want to keep the shirt."

  12. 'Steam-rollered'

    FT: Liverpool 4-0 West Ham

    Craig Hignett

    Former Middlesbrough and Blackburn midfielder on BBC Radio Merseyside

    We saw what Liverpool were capable of last year and they've got better. Keita was outstanding, Alisson bred confidence across the back four and with that front three they're a real match for anyone. It was mightily impressive and Liverpool have steam-rollered West Ham.

    James Milner and Daniel Sturridge

    Southampton 0-0 Burnley

    Lots and lots of shots but no goals.

    Mohamed Elyounoussi

    Liverpool 4-0 West Ham

    Great start by Liverpool. Straight to the top of the table!

    Liverpool celebrate
  15. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Burnley

    More brilliance from Joe Hart!

    The England keeper pushes Danny Ings' fiercely struck attempt away.

    The whistle had already gone and it wouldn't have counted but that was still impressive.

  16. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Burnley

    Meanwhile, at St Mary' remains goalless.

  17. 'Four-some'

    Liverpool 4-0 West Ham

    Sturridge's goal makes it the first time Liverpool have scored four in consecutive games against the same opponents in the top flight.

    West Ham must be sick of the sight of Salah and co.

    Daniel Sturridge
  18. Post update

    Liverpool 4-0 West Ham

    Far, far too easy for Liverpool.

    Three minutes additional time.

  19. GOAL - Liverpool 4-0 West Ham

    Daniel Sturridge (88 mins)

    First touch!

    Daniel Sturridge scores after losing his marker at a corner before poking home.

    What an introduction. What a way to impress your manager.

    Daniel Sturridge
  20. Post update

    Southampton 0-0 Burnley

    And still Saints keep pushing for a goal - James Tarkowski with the clearance this time.

    Five minutes of injury-time.