Full time: Liverpool 2-1 Southampton
Full time: Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City
17:57: Manchester City secure an 11th straight win over Newcastle United to begin their Premier League title defence in the best way possible. David Silva and Sergio Aguero's goals give City the points but plenty of reason for encouragement for Newcastle. For what it's worth, City go top of the Premier League on goal difference ahead of Chelsea's trip to Burnley.
Well that's all we've got time for on this Premier League live text. We'll be back for the final game of this opening weekend as newly promoted Burnley host Chelsea on Monday night. Until then, goodbye.
Full time: Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City
17:52: Sergio Aguero secures the points for the champions. His first shot is parried by Tim Krul but when the ball comes back to the Argentine he gets to his feet and slots into the corner. The points after safe for Manuel Pellegrini's men.
Goal: Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester City (Sergio Aguero)
17:50: That's the chance for Newcastle. Cabella gets into the penalty on the left and he pulls it back for Sissoko who swings a left leg at the ball and it curls over.
17:49: Four added minutes at St James' Park.
17:44: Ayoze Perez on for his Newcastle debut and he almost equalises with his first involvement. He is played through by Cabella, cuts inside Demichelis before his shot is deflected beyond Joe Hart but wide of the far post. So close for the home side.
17:42: Half chance for Newcastle as a straight free-kick finds Moussa Sissoko, but his header is harmlessly wide. Running out of ideas are the hosts.
17:40: Newcastle still alive in this game but they aren't exactly knocking on the door against City, who are ready to bring Sergio Aguero on. Into the final 10 minutes.
17:32: Now Yaya Toure's turn to graze the roof of the net as City put the squeeze on Newcastle. Rolando Aarons is on for Newcastle now. Watch this lad, he is electric. Entering the last 15 minutes at St James' Park.
17:23: Good opening 20 minutes of this second half, with Newcastle not going away here. Gouffran heads over from a free-kick after Joe Hart came and got none of the ball before Dzeko heads onto the roof of the net.
17:04: Second half under way at St James'. No changes at the break.
16:51: An ideal first half for Manchester City as they begin their defence of their Premier League title. David Silva's goal has them ahead at the break against a much-changed Newcastle team which has looked expansive if not cohesive.
Half time: Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester City
16:41: Very simple goal for the champions to open their account for the new season. Edin Dzeko gets away in the box and as Coloccini and Williamson are bothy drawn to the Bosnian, his back heel finds David Silva, who slides under Tim Krul.
Goal: Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester City (David Silva)
16:31: Newcastle very competitive in this opening half an hour even if most of the play has come from City, who look dangerous particularly down the right with Clichy and Jovetic operating on that side.
16:21: Remy Cabella tries to chip Joe Hart from the 25 yards but the ball floats over the bar. As the game reaches the 17th minute, Newcastle fans united for a minute's silence to remember the victims of flight MH17.
16:13: Now Samir Nasri's turn to test Tim Krul, striking from range and the Netherlands international turns away the shot, at a nice height, away for a throw.
16:07: Early chance for the champions as Eden Dzeko's directs a volley goldwards but the effort is weak and Krul makes an easy save. All City in the early moments.
16:03: Before kick-off, a minute's silence for the two Newcastle United fans killed on flight MH17 in July. Lovely moment as the victim's families come out onto the field and both captains Fabricio Coloccini and Vincent Kompany laying wreaths in the centre circle.
We're now under way at St James' Park.
15:45: Newcastle name four of their new signings in their starting line-up. Daryl Janmaat, jack Bolback, Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere all win their debuts for the club, while Paul Dummett comes in at left-back.
For Manchester City, just one new signing in the form of Fernando while Pablo Zabaleta misses out, as Gael Clichy moves to right-back, with Aleksanaer Kolarov on the left. Sergio Aguero is on the bench but the attack is led by Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko.
15:37: Team news:
Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran, Riviere.
Manchester City: Hart, Clichy, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Fernando, Toure, Nasri, Silva, Jovetic, Dzeko.
15:32: So we're mid-way through our Sunday football feast with one game remaining and it's only right we have a look at the champions Manchester city. They travel to a Newcastle United side who have made nine additions this summer and are always a tough task in front at St James' Park. Team news on the way.
15:24: Liverpool get the win but they were made to sweat by a Southampton side who produced a spirited display at Anfield. Nathaniel Clyne had cancelled out Raheem Sterling's opener, but Daniel Sturridge's late goal was enough to get all three points, despite late chances for Morgan Schneiderlin and Shane Long.
Full time: Liverpool 2-1 Southampton
15:19: Four aded minutes at Anfield. Southampton's pressure continues.
15:17: How are Southampton not level? The ball is pilled into the box, Schneiderlin takes aim but sees Mignolet turn his effort onto the crossbar, before Long heads wide from six yards in front of an empty net. Horror miss on his debut. Liverpool looking nervy again.
15:08: Liverpool back infront against the run of play. A period of sustained pressure sees Southampton fail to clear properly from a right-wing cross and when Sterling gets his head to it first, Sturridge glances home from six yards.
Goal: Liverpool 2-1 Southampton (Daniel Sturridge)
15:03: New signing Shane Long on for Southampton as they continue their pursuit of a winning goal. Liverpool not had a single attempt on goal in this second half, and that tells the story of their problems as well as the dominance of their opponents. Rickie Lambert now on for Liverpool, making his debut against his former club.
14:57: Liverpool living dangerously as Southampton push for a winner at Anfield. Tadir again flicks the ball through to Clyne, who gets in the way of Ward-Prowse it seems before Pelle is denied by Lovren. Nothing happening for the Reds at the other end meanwhile.
14:51: What a chance for Southampton! The visitors carve Liverpool open again and Ward-Prowse plays the ball onto Steven Davis, whose half-hearted hit is easily saved by Mignolet. Totally different game this.
14:45: Southampton level ten minutes into the second half and it's been coming you have to see. Tadic holds the ball up and plays a delightful backheel into the path of Clyne who smashes the ball beyond Mignolet. A goal from an unlikely source but what a strike!
Goal: Liverpool 1-1 Southampton (Nathaniel Clyne)
14:33: Back under way at Anfield. No changes at half time.
14:20: Liverpool lead through Raheem Sterling's early goal, but plenty to be encouraged about from a Southampton point of view. Koeman's men have been compact and have denied Liverpool space in and around the box. Sterling does force Forster into a fine save as the half comes to a close, but this game is anything but a forgone conclusion.
Half time: Liverpool 1-0 Southampton
14:17: Two minutes added on and it is almost enough to see Southampton level. Schneiderlin takes aim from 20 yards and Mignolet turns the ball over. Impresive end to the half from Southampton.
14:06: James Ward-Prowse almost catches out Simon Mignolet direct from a free-kick wide on the left, which nearly loops over the Belgian international. Saints coming back intothe game after Liverpool took the lead.
13:55: Liverpool off and running for the new season and it's Raheem Sterling who gives them the lead. Jordan Henderson wins the ball back and plays a delicious pass inside Nathaniel Clyne for the England winger, who places the ball beyond Forster. Lovely goal.
Goal: Liverpool 1-0 Southampton (Raheem Sterling)
13:53: Simon Mignolet makes a total mess of Southampton's first corner of the game, unable to grab the ball at the first attempt, he jostles with Pelle before the ball goes to the floor and the Belgian holds on. Nervy moment for the Liverpool goalkeeper.
13:52: Southampton look very solid in these opening moments at Anfield. Daniel Sturridge isn't having much joy in attack, while Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho are struggling to get on the ball im important areas. Good start from Koeman's men.
13:45: Liverpool want a free-kick, if not a penalty for a clip from Yoshida on Sturridge. There is certainly contact, but it is a thin graze on the England striker that saw him go to ground. Good decision from referee Mark Clattenburg to wave away the appeals.
13:40: All Liverpool in the early stages. Gerrard pings a supber pass through to sturridge but Fonte sheppards the ball behind for a corner, where Lucas of all people gets a head on the ball but Fraser Forster gathers.
13:34: Immediate boos for Dejan Lovren from the visiting Southampton fans, who are behind the goal that Liverpool are defending in the first half. No doubt over their feelings regarding his departure.
13:31: Under way at Anfield.
13:29: Players are out at Anfield and we're almost ready to go. What can we expect from these two this afternoon? We're minutes away from finding out.
13:23: What are the expectations of these two sides this season then? Liverpool will no doubt have ambitions of repeating another bid for a league title they last won in 1990, while Southampton will will surely be content with any finish in mid-table after such a deluge of exits.
13:17: Worth mentioning that amid the five major player departures this summer, Morgan Schneiderlin starts for Southampton today despite the Frenchman's attempts to force through a move to Tottenham Hotspur. Today could go a long way to keeping him at St Mary's this season.
13:15: The summer has been one of signficant upheaval for both of these clubs, who are close to unrecognisable from their last meeting. Liverpool have signed eight new players this summer after losing Luis Suarez to Barcelona, while Southampton have a new manager and seven new players after five stars from last term's seventh place finish took their leave. Saints are of course without the injury Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long, who was not signed from Hull City in time to feature at Anfield.
13:10: Quick look at both teams are mountains of changes for the pair this summer. Liverpool have made eight summer signings but just two new faces make their debuts today and both in defence as Javier Manquillo and Dejan Lovren - against his former club - make their debuts. Rickie Lambert is on the bench but Adam Lallana is out until next month.
Southampton give starts to four new signings. Fraser Forster begins in goal, Ryan Bertrand comes at left-back while Dustan Tadic supports lead striker Graziano Pelle. The south coast club are of course led for the first time today by new manager Ronald Koeman and did win this fixture last season, albeit with a entirely different team.
13:05: Team news:
Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge
Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Pelle
13:00: The new Premier League season was kick-started in style yesterday and today, the first Sunday of the campaign, we get to look at the top two in the top flight from last season. We start at Anfield where Liverpool take Southampton after a summer of signficant change for both clubs. Later, Newcastle United, the busiest club in the transfer window, take on the champions Manchester City. How will last term's top two start their campaignsagainst two sides who finished inside the top half last season. You can't ask for anymore really.