Graham Potter wants Albion to be inspired by the fright they gave Anfield.

The head coach revealed he had no need to say anything to lift his players in the changing room after the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool.

Albion had the runaway Premier League champions hanging on as they made the running in the second half.

Now Potter wants them to shrug off disappointment at missing out and take belief into future big tests, starting at Arsenal on Thursday.

Potter told The Argus: “It was probably as good an away performance as I have seen from us this year in terms of the quality of the game against the opposition.

“There was lots to go forward with.

“The players have a feeling. You know when you have been in a game, you know when it’s a good a game, you know when you have contributed.

“You can hear Anfield getting on at their team or needing to help the team.

“I can say whatever but they can feel it themselves and that is the most powerful thing.

“Hopefully they take that forward.

“Sometimes you don’t get the result and that’s football.

“But long term we have to understand what was good about the performance and build on that.”

Albion will study changes made by Arsenal under caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg as they plot for the Emirates.

Ljungberg took charge for the first time at Norwich yesterday after the departure of Unai Emery.

Potter said: “With the wide angle you have on the tactical cameras these days, we will use that.

“We had somebody at the game, of course, but we will do our work as normal and get ready for them.”