Dalglish praise for Brighton

Despite the comprehensive scoreline the Liverpool boss felt the result was harsh on their opponents.

“It is a good victory but it was more difficult than the scoreline suggests”, said the Liverpool boss post-match.

“Brighton played very well against us at the AMEX in the League Cup and for half an hour or 40 minutes here they were very good as well.

“We deserved to win and go through but whether the score is a true reflection of how the game went, that’s open to conjecture.”