Merson backs Tottenham to beat Liverpool.
On a disappointing night for West Ham, Ashley Fletcher was a bright spot.
The 27-year-old Belgian defender joined the Championship side from Leicester City on Wednesday on a three-year deal.
Newcastle host Brighton on Saturday night in the Championship.
Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to sign Jean-Philippe Mateta.
Liverpool are in Premier League action this weekend.
The striker joined on a season-long loan deal this summer.
Mauricio Pochettino suggested when the Tottenham Hotspur captain should be ready for selection.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart reportedly wants to join Liverpool before the end of the summer transfer window.
West Ham lost 1-0 to Romanian side Astra Giurgiu, condemning the Hammers to a 2-1 aggregate defeat in their Europa League qualifier.