Trent Alexander-Arnold admitted Albion were tough to break down as Liverpool had to grind out a 1-0 win at the Amex to go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Mo Salah scored the only goal early in the second half from a penalty he won when Pascal Gross tugged him down.

It was the second time this season Salah has scored the only goal against the Seagulls after their narrow defeat at Anfield in August.

England right-back Alexander-Arnold said: "We knew it was going to be difficult. We struggled to score against them at home. We got the goal in the end and we held in there.

"It's a credit to the lads that we showed that desire to get the three points. It was frustrating as a team in the first half. They are well organised and it was tough to break them down.

"In the second half it helped us getting that goal early on and they had to attack us more which played into our hands.

"Mohamed Salah has shown he has the strength and the skill to do that. He has helped the team with his goals and the contributions."