Chris Hughton says Albion's tough finish caught up with them as they ended their Premier League campaign with their biggest away defeat of the season against Liverpool at Anfield.

The Seagulls were hammered 4-0 by Jurgen Klopp's Champions League finalists, four days after losing 3-1 at champions Manchester City.

Hughton told The Argus: "It's been a tough week for us and I think that probably showed a little bit. We flew up to City in midweek, had a very difficult game up there.

"Concentration levels have to be high and then to come and do it again a few days later maybe took its toll a little bit. But we were up against a team that, if you look at the forward line they started with, you knew you were going to in for a difficult afternoon.

"You've got to defend really well, be a bit fortunate wwhich we were at times, need a goalkeeper that can make good saves and probably most of all we needed to be better on the ball. We never relieved the pressure enough with our ability on the ball. Probably that was the biggest aspect."

Albion finished 15th with 40 points, West Ham moving above them by beating Everton.