Bart Verbruggen has extra motivation as he hopes for an Albion landmark at Anfield – and a big finish to the season.

The Holland goalkeeper has set his sights on being his nation’s No.1 at Euro 2024 after an impressive outing this week.

He has highlighted club form as key to impressing national team boss Ronald Koeman.

A place in the firing-line against free-scoring Liverpool would be another big test of his presence, progress and potential.

Verbruggen has yet to play three consecutive games for the Seagulls since his summer move from Anderlecht.

That would change were he to face Liverpool after back-to-back home clean sheets against Nottingham Forest and Roma.

Albion boss Roberto De Zerbi will make a decision between Verbruggen and Jason Steele, who has been seen as key to the team’s build-up play and has appeared in 15 of their 28 league games to date.

Speaking after an inspired display for his country in their 2-1 defeat away to Germany, Verbruggen said: “Every game I play from now until the European Championships is just super important for my club and for convincing the national coach that I am the man for the summer.

"I go back to my club and pick up where we left off."

Liverpool are top scorers at home in the Premier League with 38 goals in 14 games.

They average 24 goal attempts per game at home, which is at least six more than any other team.

Verbruggen played in the 2-2 draw at home to the Reds, which was his only appearance in a run of six matches at the time.

Perhaps significantly, De Zerbi has usually - not always - named the same keeper home and away against the same Prem opponent, which tends to back-up his assertion that the choices are tactical.

Verbruggen played home and away against Everton, Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.

Steele played both matches against Luton, Wolves (as well as the FA Cup tie), Fulham and Tottenham.

Goalkeeping duties were shared in the league matches against Sheffield United although Verbruggen was the choice for both games at Bramall Lane, one of which was in the FA Cup.

The keepers had one game apiece against West Ham.

Equally there is another pattern which might be relevant. De Zerbi changed his goalkeeper for the following Sunday after all four of the European away games - and the Liverpool home game came three days after the 2-2 draw in Marseille, in which Steele played.