Graham Potter has praised his skipper’s “clarity” as he scored at Anfield.

But the Albion head coach admitted Lewis Dunk should have netted more than once in the 2-1 defeat by Liverpool.

Dunk brought the Seagulls back into the game with a free-kick which caught out home keeper Adrian and angered Jurgen Klopp.

Having checked with referee Martin Atkinson, Dunk took the kick as soon as the whistle sounded while Adrian, who had only just gone on as sub, lined up his defensive wall.

The Albion man calmly passed the ball into the unguarded side of the goal from 25 yards.

Potter said: “It was a good finish, a good bit of clarity to make the right decision at the right time.

“That is probably what we lacked in the first 15 or 20 minutes.

“He could maybe have had another goal as well with a couple of chances he had.

“We attacked, we tried, it was a good game.

“It was a good game, I wanted it to carry on to be honest! But not to be.”

Klopp was less impressed by what happened after Alisson was sent off and Adrian went on between the sticks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain making way.

The Liverpool boss said: “I think in a situation like this, when you have sense for human beings, you don’t do it like this.

“It was very clever from Brighton but the goalkeeper has just come on and is trying to set the wall.

“They are trying to get used to each other and the referee lets it go like this. We cannot change it but for me it’s not 100% right.”