BOSS Chris Hughton says Albion will have to raise their game to even greater heights to claim another big scalp at the Amex.

The Seagulls have already beaten Manchester United twice and Arsenal at home during one-and-half seasons in the Premier League.

Leaders Liverpool are next on the hit list tomorrow – but Hughton warns it will be tougher still to topple them.

Asked if Jurgen Klopp's team are a cut above United and Arsenal, Hughton told The Argus: "Well they are this season, yes. Liverpool's league position and wins that they've had says at this moment they are the best team in the country, so yes you would have to say they are.

"I think it's very difficult to speak about cut above when you are looking at the qualities of Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and so on, then the quality is so good.

"You hope you can catch them on a good day. The victories we had against Man United were arguably two of the best performances we've had at the Amex.

"United will say they had an off day by their standards, so at the moment they (Liverpool) are the best team and we'll certainly respect that."

Dan Ashworth will be watching as he edges closer to his permanent switch to the Seagulls.

The FA's technical director is joining Albion in the same role.

He is likely be at the club full-time from next month after handing over to his FA successor Les Reed.

Ashworth will be involved in player recruitment at all levels, as well as overseeing the academy and medical departments.

Albion are expecting a record attendance for Liverpool's visit.

The current ground record is 30,654 for the 1-0 win against Wolves in October.

Albion are interested in Argentinos Juniors 20-year-old midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, The Argus understands.

They are expected to beat Boca Juniors to the signature of the son of former Argentina international left-back Carlos Javier Mac Allister.