Chris Hughton rued a mad minute as his Albion side crashed 5-1 at home to Liverpool.

The Seagulls were chasing the game after Emre Can and Roberto Firmino both netted around the half-hour mark.

Firmino added his second and his side’s third after half-time on the counter-attack after Simon Mignolet saved from Glenn Murray.

Asked if that moment was the turning point, Albion boss Hughton said: “It could have changed the game.

“But, for me, the biggest disappointment is that you stay in the game – they were always going to have more possession but at 30 minutes we are still very much in the game and had had the best chance (for Murray).

“Then, within two minutes, we are 2-0 down.

“That is what changes the game more than anything.

“Very disappointingly, we concede from a corner.

“Then a minute later they counter attack and get a second goal.

“These are all the things we spoke about before the game.

“They were very, very aware of what Liverpool’s strengths are and, at 2-0 down, it becomes very difficult to get back in the game.