Chris Hughton has urged his Albion players to learn the lessons of their heaviest ever defeat at the Amex against Liverpool and respond at Huddersfield on Saturday.

He says they face a “tough few days” after the 5-1 drubbing by Jurgen Klopp’s rampant side.

The Seagulls’ previous worst beating since moving into the stadium in 2011 was a 3-0 setback against Middlesbrough in the Championship two years ago.

Hughton told The Argus: “They will react the way they have to react. It will be a tough few days.

“We’ve had a good few weekends and there is always that nice feel once you’ve had a win or a draw.

“I know we have lost this season, but this is our first big one, so it will be a different feeling.

“But the players have firstly got to realise the reason why we lost the game the way we did and try to rectify it.

“You can lose to a Liverpool, because of the quality they’ve got, and, irrespective of what anyone says, if you are able to beat any of the top six it’s a real bonus, but what you don’t want is to beaten big and we have.”

Albion, still in mid-table with a healthy cushion between them and the Premier League relegation zone, are two points above Huddersfield who were promoted with them last season via the play-offs.

The Yorkshiremen lost 2-0 at Everton in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge, following a 5-0 thrashing watched by Hughton at Arsenal last Wednesday. He said: “It’s a big game because it’s the next one but also they’ve had two difficult games and will want to get back to winning ways, particularly at home.

“And it’s a game against a team that are around us. We will certainly have to be a lot better.

“We made too many mistakes and our level of possession and passing wasn’t at our normal standard.”