English Premiership

Anfield beckons as Hughton calls for away form improvement

Chris Hughton (Getty Images)
Chris Hughton (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Brighton manager Chris Hughton has called on his charges to improve their away form ahead of the trip to Merseyside to face high flying Liverpool.

The Seagulls wade into the clash with the Reds after a massive 3-2 victory over Manchester United.

Hughton admitted that the big victory over Jose Mourinho's side has worked wonders on the confidence of his players but expects a different ball game at Anfield against the in-form Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp's side clinched 4-0 and 2-0 victories over West Ham and Crystal Palace respectively in their two opening matches.

Hughton told a press conference: "We have to approach Saturday in a manner which will allow us to get something - the Manchester United result should give us the confidence to do that.

"Perhaps we didn't get the credit we deserved on Sunday but that's normal, it comes with the coverage of the big teams but it’s not a bad thing to go under the radar.

"We're expecting a quick game because of how they play, they have a lot of pace in the side. They've showed it last season and have made good additions to the squad.

"We have to defend well on Sunday but also be a threat ourselves. We'll need good periods in the game and will have to take advantage of those.

"The challenge is for us to improve our away form and they don't come any tougher than away at Anfield."

Kick-off is at 18:30 (SA time).