Liverpool fanatic Alan Navarro is banking on his old club.

But the former Albion midfielder admits his beloved Reds also have a battle on their hands.

Navarro, who played for the Seagulls during the years which spanned Withdean and the Amex, has never made any secret of his allegiances.

The proud Scouser was “a bit worse for wear” the day after Liverpool’s stunning 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League. His Merseyside mates know about his connections on the Sussex coast.

And he was wondering whether to send a message to former colleague Glenn Murray in the run-up to Premier League D-Day.

Navarro told The Argus: “People have been telling me to message Brighton but the players have all changed since I was there.

“I think Glenn and maybe a couple of young lads are the only ones who were there when I was.

“Liverpool can’t just rely on Brighton doing us a favour to win the title because we have a really tough game against Wolves.

“But everyone up here is obviously hoping Brighton get the result.

“I haven’t seen Brighton that often this season.

“The last game I saw was at Tottenham and I thought they defended well, only to concede in the last few minutes, which was a bit of a sickener.

“But they will be relaxed and the great incentive for Brighton is they can be a part of history.”

Navarro says the fans’ focus shifted quickly from that stunning Euro win over Barcelona.

He said: “Going into the game I thought Barcelona would probably score. My best hope was we that we got a 3-0 and took it into extra-time.”