Graham Potter has spoken of his pride at Albion’s reaction to a nightmare start against Liverpool.

But he stopped short of claiming his team deserved any reward against the champions.

Liverpool won 3-1 after going two up inside eight minutes.

But Albion’s response to that sorry opening was impressive and they could have scored more than Leandro Trossard’s sweetly struck half volley on half-time.

Potter said: “I’m so proud of the players.

“Liverpool I think smelled blood and it could have been an uncomfortable evening for us.

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“But our response, I thought, was tremendous.

“We won the ball back a lot and had some good attacks and had some opportunities and scored a really good goal.

“At 2-1, I think we were in the game, we were pushing.

“I’m really happy with that aspect of the performance.”

Both early Liverpool goals came after Naby Keita stole the ball.

Potter said he took responsibility for that because of how he asks his team to play.

He added: “We had chances and moments and Dan Burn at 2-1 had a really good chance.

“We pushed and pushed. We made it hard of course for ourselves at the start.

“I have to take full responsibility for that because we want to try and play a certain way and we will learn and we will develop from that.

“I am really happy with the players, how they put their personality into the game and pushed Liverpool as much as we could.”