Jurgen Klopp praised Albion’s centre-backs – despite Mo Salah’s shot-happy afternoon at Anfield.

Salah had 12 attempts on goal, his most in a Premier League match and the most on record by a Liverpool player in the competition.

It was also the most by any player in the top flight since Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Burnley more than seven years ago.

But there was plenty of good defending by the Seagulls as they attempted to interrupt the Liverpool title charge.

Klopp said: “Their centre-halves were outstanding and it was just a really good game today, against an opponent you know it will be the hardest work.

“To defend them needs the highest intensity in English football and we did well.

“It was, from my point of view, the best performance against Roberto’s Brighton. More possession, better possession, a really good rhythm in the game.”