Former Albion skipper Gordon Greer admits he is surprised by the situation they find themselves in.

The Seagulls sit 17th in the Premier League and are only outside of the bottom three on goal difference after Fulham beat Liverpool 1-0 on Sunday.

Graham Potter’s side have lost their last three games to Crystal Palace, West Brom, and Leicester respectively.

Albion could even find themselves in the relegation zone by the time they kick-off against Southampton on Sunday if Fulham can avoid defeat against Manchester City.

Despite that Greer is confident that his former side will be in the top flight next season.

He said: “I think they will stay up. I am surprised they are in the situation they find themselves in.

“But unfortunately, the league table doesn’t lie, but they have done really well this season.

“I think their performances this season have been much better than the table shows, I just think on certain occasions when they have played really well they have somehow still lost the game.

“For example, recently the Crystal Palace game they played so well and lost and that has happened on more than one occasion, which is so frustrating and disappointing for the players because they have put so much effort in.

“They don’t win many games the way Palace beat us by not playing well.

“But every win they have got they have fully merited and been by far the better team.”