Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has claimed that his side were 'too naive' after their 5-1 Premier League thrashing at the hands of Liverpool. The Reds heaped the misery on the Seagulls, as Philippe Coutinho's magic in midfield destroyed any chance of a famous victory for the south coast side.
Speaking in the wake of the humbling loss, via Sky Sports, Hughton admitted his disappointment in his side's performance, claiming:
FT: Albion are well beaten at the Amex by an impressive Liverpool team. Can and Firmino (2) score before Murray’s penalty - but two late strikes from Coutinho extended the Reds’ lead on a disappointing day for the Seagulls. #BHAFC 1 #LFC 5 #BHALIV pic.twitter.com/SVmZckTbpM— BHAFC ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) December 2, 2017
"We then have arguably one of the best two chances of the game through Glenn Murray misses a chance which happens and I think another 30 seconds later they get their third goal so they are the disappointing facts."
The top tier new boys are still performing above expectations, but will need to improve their form if they hope to stand any chance of remaining outside the relegation zone. Brighton play their next match on 9th December, away to Huddersfield Town.