Merson, Thompson, Le Tissier and Nicholas analyse the big Premier League games

Liverpool lose to Southampton as Everton, Hull, West Brom and Villa win

Last Updated: 21/09/13 8:28pm

Matt Le Tissier on West Brom's win over Sunderland

West Brom 3-0 Sunderland: Read our match report here

"Sunderland actually started the game quite brightly - they did that in each half but then just faded. If they did not score in the first ten minutes then they just seems to run out of ideas and did not know what to do and West Brom took advantage of that and were the strongest side over the 90 minutes. In fact I can't remember Myhill making a save the whole game.

"Borini did nothing today, he has no impact on the game whatsoever. At least when Altidore came on he got himself in position for a decent chance, Borini did not get himself into any position

"West Brom did very well today but for me Amalfitano on the right wing was the best player on the park. He was absolutely superb today."

Paul Merson on Liverpool's loss to Southampton

Liverpool 0-1 Southampton: Read our match report here

"The manager got it wrong, he played four centre halves today - Liverpool are going to get a lot of the ball and a lot of their plays start at the back. All Southampton did was squeeze up whenever they got the ball. I can't believe what Brendon Rodgers was thinking - I am not sure if he thought right we'll play four centre halves, they'll defend, we'll won't let in any goals and I'll let the rest get on with it. But they had no Coutinho in the team and someone phone me up and tell me what Aspas does because I haven't got a clue. I think he is well out of his depth.

"Southampton went for it, they looked comfortable on the ball , got forward and made chances. I thought Clyne was very good and Shaw was very good as usual. I have not see the lad have a bad game yet, Southampton thoroughly deserved it."

Charlie Nicholas on Leighton Baines

West Ham 2-3 Everton: Read our match report here

"I don't think there is anyone who takes a better free-kick than Leighton Baines and I think it's been this way for the last three years. When he steps up to hit anything from 25 yards range -maybe even a touch longer - he has such control of the ball that if he isn't going to score, he will really threaten you.

"I have seen some special free kicks but the second one was unstoppable. Every time I have seem West Ham goalkeeper Jaaskelainen play he has played out of his skin, but for the second one he did not have a prayer - he cannot get anywhere near it and gives up after one step."

Phil Thompson on Hull's victory at St James Park

Newcastle 2-3 Hull: Read our match report here

"I am not saying Hull are going to tear up any trees and get fifth, sixth, seventh in the League but today hey were very good. They had the best chances after a poor start. Newcastle in the first 15, 20 minutes were all over them and I was here thinking that Newcastle scoring in the first ten minutes that it was going to be a long day for Hull. But in fairness it shows what good players Hull have got; they have got the character to actually come back into the game.

"To go behind, equalise, go behind again and equalise again and then to go on and win is very good. I can imagine that Steve Bruce will be very excited about how his side played.