Glenn Murray believes Premier League "hype" is a barrier to lower-tier talents realising their full potential in English football as the Albion marksman prepares to do battle with Liverpool's £75 million Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.

Murray's fine no-look finish on his 200th league appearance for the Seagulls kick-started Sunday's shock 3-2 win over Manchester United at the Amex.

The 34-year-old bagged 12 league goals last term as Albion secured safety in 15th.

Murray has hailed boss Chris Hughton for handing him the chance to extend his top-flight career and insists more lower-league stars can thrive in the Premier League.

He said: "I think there is a lot of hype around the Premier League. There are players in the Championship that can play at this level comfortably, but sometimes never get the opportunity.

"Sometimes they get overlooked for maybe cheaper, foreign players. We know the English market is quite high and I think that sometimes puts clubs off.

"I have to thank Chris Hughton for giving me the opportunity to play at this level.

"You see with some of the promoted teams this year (Fulham and Wolves) that they have got rid of some players and have brought some big names in. Thankfully our manager did not do that.

"He gave everyone that helped the club to the Premier League an opportunity in the Premier League and I think most of us have taken that opportunity."

Van Dijk, a transfer target for Albion during Gus Poyet's reign before joining Celtic, will be barring Murray's path at Anfield on Saturday (5.30pm).

The Argus: Boss Jurgen Klopp (above) has praised van Dijk's part in Liverpool's second clean sheet and second win out of two at ten-man Crystal Palace on Monday night.

"Virgil's performance was really, really good," Klopp said. "A specific price. Cars are like that. Lots of things are like that. Players too.

"Nobody thinks about that now, which is good. In this market at the moment, he's at least worth it."