Dale Stephens has called on Albion to end the run of equality at the Amex today and avoid a new club record against Liverpool.

The Seagulls have never drawn five home league games in succession.

Stephens has had enough of the relentless pattern of stalemates.

He told The Argus: “No-one wants to draw many games at home. You have this tag where you are unbeaten but you are sort of killing yourself in a way.

“I would rather lose and win than draw a couple. We need to stick to what we are good at, do what we’ve always done, and it’s going to turn for us at home.”

Albion have drawn four home league games in a row four times in their history, two of them in the top flight.

They had a sequence of deadlocks in February-March 1980 and October-November 1981.

They also drew four on the trot in the old Second Division in September-November 1972 and November 1977 to January 1978.

Premier League parity with Liverpool’s Merseyside neighbours Everton, Southampton, Stoke and fierce rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday has put Chris Hughton’s Seagulls on the brink of creating a new mark.

Albion have only lost once at home this season, to Manchester City on the opening day, but they have dropped more points (11) than they have won (10) at the Amex.

Stephens said; “It is probably a tad disappointing. The performances have been good generally without getting the points we have warranted.

“We are not getting beat. We are still confident and very much looking forward to another home game.”