Jurgen Klopp regards reactions as crucial and he got one from his players on Wednesday night as Liverpool eased past Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 at Amex Stadium.

Safe from relegation and with no crowd in the ground, Brighton had little to play for beyond pride. Yet, Liverpool’s quality and desire meant this match offered the Merseysiders a chance to win their 30th league game of the campaign.

Liverpool pounced early, squeezing the Seagulls into making mistakes. Within the first 10 minutes, the Reds surged to a 2-0 lead.

Mo Salah scored with a fine finish after Naby Keita stole then slid the ball across Brighton’s box. Just 70 seconds later, Keita again pinched the ball and started a sequence that saw Jordan Henderson hammer one home from just outside the area.

Scoring two so early meant Liverpool coasted a little. Late in the opening half, Neco Williams found himself in the book and then he lost Tariq Lamptey. The Brighton fullback sent a beautiful cross to Leandro Trossard for a fantastic finish.

The second half saw changes, as Klopp replenished the side with regular starters to ensure a positive result.

Eventually, James Milner was called into action after Henderson suffered from an awkward collision with Brighton’s Yves Bissouma that seemingly injured the captain’s knee. While Liverpool will await the scan, no one will want to lose Hendo for any time during this procession to raising the trophy.

In the 76th minute, Salah scored his second goal to leave the result in no doubt.

Here are four findings from the match.