Roberto De Zerbi says his focus is all on Albion – as he looks forward to more talks with Tony Bloom.

The head coach saw his side put in a very creditable display, despite a lengthy injury list, as they lost 2-1 at Liverpool.

He had raised concerns over his future with comments made ahead of the trip to Anfield.

However, after seeing his side edged out by the Premier League leaders, he said: “I have another two years of contract.

“To work next season at Brighton I don’t need to extend another year or two years.

“I can stay and work in Brighton with or without the extension. Nothing has changed.

“For that I said at the moment we finished the discussion about the contract, but not because I have decided yet to leave.

“No, no. My focus is on Brighton this season, the next season.

“But before starting next season I would like to listen to the plan of the team. I think it is a serious thing.”

De Zerbi could yet guide Albion into Europe for a second successive season, having never previously qualified, and is keen for his thoughts on the club’s ambition to align with those of chairman Bloom.

He added: “What is the target? For what we are playing?

“I have already spoken with Tony and in the future we are going to speak about the next plan, the next season, to organise the next season.

“And then we find the solution but we have to be happy, both the club and myself as well.”