BOSS Chris Hughton has warned Albion about playing catch-up against Liverpool.

Hughton says tomorrow’s prolific Amex visitors are in Manchester City mode and will be tough to peg back if they take the lead.

Albion have come from behind in two of their last three home games, against Stoke and Southampton, to take a point.

Hughton told The Argus: “We went behind twice against Stoke and managed to come back but against a team like Liverpool, once they get their noses in front, it certainly makes the the job an awful lot harder.

“Everyone talks about Manchester City and rightly so. They have done it from day one and haven’t lost this season but Liverpool at the moment are in Manchester City form.

“If you look at all the offensive qualities they have got at Manchester City then you have to look at Liverpool as well. That makes them very, very dangerous opposition.

“Where they are quite similar to Man City - not taking anything away from the qualities Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have – is pace wise.

“You look at the pace Man City have in Sane on that left and Sterling. Liverpool have Salah, Mane and Coutinho when he breaks forward. They can counter and attack at real pace.”

Liverpool have scored 20 goals in a seven-match unbeaten run in the Premier League and Champions League - but they have let in more than next-to-bottom Swansea.

“I think that’s the way that they play and the philosophy they have,” Hughton said.

“They are certainly making a lot of Liverpool supporters happy at the moment. The entertainment value is incredibly high.

“You’ve got to be in the game. If you are behind against Liverpool and taking chances, that’s where because of the pace they’ve got they can really capitalise on it.

“With the quality they’ve got it’s quite surprising, the amount of goals they’ve conceded.”