Anthony Knockaert believes Albion can benefit from their grilling at Anfield But he admitted Liverpool turned up the heat both with and without the ball.

Knockaert described the Reds’ display as “another world” but thinks the Seagulls can learn to cope.

He praised their display in the 4-0 win but told The Argus: “It’s good for us. It’s a great team who will play the final of the Champions League in two weeks.

“They are a different class and it just another world.

“They have got a lot of quality.

“It is incredible. The pressure they put on the ball, it’s like they have always got three players around you.

“It is amazing to see that but it’s good for English football – and it’s good for us that the job was already done.”

That, of course, was the beauty of this. Albion were well and truly safe and their fans sang away to that effect as the goals flew in.

Knockaert said: “I think it is a great season for us.

“If you had told us that when we went up, we would have taken it straight away.

“No matter where we are in the league, even if it was 17th, as long as we did the job it was the most important thing so fair play to us.”

No outfield player shone at Anfield. Knockaert tried but Liverpool were too good and too quick.

When the winger showed a bit of trickery to back heel Ezequiel Schelotto away down the right beneath the Kop, the excellent Andy Robertson was rapid enough to get across and get a foot to the cross, deflecting it tamely into his goalkeeper’s hands.

But Knockaert was excellent late in the season over 90 minutes at home to Manchester United and in the first half at the Etihad.

He said: “I’m preparing myself for a great season next season.

“I am going away to have a good break now and come back stronger than ever.”