Graham Potter wants his Albion side to quieten Villa Park – as they did Anfield.

But the Seagulls will be on guard for a noisy welcome as they return to Premier League action at Aston Villa today (3pm).

Albion are unbeaten in five away games since full crowds returned.

That follows a run of one point from their last five games last season, in four empty stadia and before a limited attendance at Arsenal.

They have been greeted by vibrant atmospheres in all five away Prem games this season but have done a good job of giving their own followers something to cheer.

Head coach Potter said: “Every game is different.

“It’s not rocket science. If you play well and get ahead in the game, the crowd is quieter.

“At the same time, anything can give the home team a chance in the game and if the crowd gets involved it can become difficult. That’s the challenge of playing away from home in the Premier League.

“Everywhere’s the same, whether it’s Norwich, whether it’s Anfield, whether it’s Villa Park.”

Albion quietened Villa Park for about half an hour two years ago as they went ahead through Adam Webster.

But that suddenly changed as Aaron Mooy was sent off and home fans roared their side to a dramatic 2-1 win.

The arrival of Steven Gerrard as boss should ensure the home crowd are up for it from kick-off this time.

Potter said: “Obviously Steven’s arrival means everybody is going to be a lot more positive, everybody is a lot more excited.

“That’s normal, that’s life, we have to deal with that.

“There’s nothing we can do about it.

“The challenge and the onus for us is to play well, to understand we are in that environment, we are part of that challenge and no doubt we will be ready.”