After this resounding win over Liverpool the story – like Fulham’s – will be focussed on the demise of the Reds and the future of Jurgen Klopp which is unfair as the Seagulls played so well.
From the start they took the game to Liverpool, pinning them down in their half.
However they could not convert their superiority into goals till the second half.
Solly March, who went 2 years without a goal, had now notched 4 by scoring the first two for Albion.
Danny Welbeck opened his account this season with a third.
I can scarcely remember a Liverpool shot on target.
Although Liverpool were without Van Dyck and Nunez they still had much talent on the pitch – Alessio, Robertson, Trent Alexander Arnold, Henderson, Salah, Henderson Fabinho and Galpo – but put up little resistance to a fluid Albion team whose movement and passing were top drawer.
The Premiership table makes for interesting reading.
Bottom-placed Everton, West Ham and Southampton were middle table sides last season and you would not have expected to see Fulham, Brighton and Brentford above Liverpool and Chelsea.
Over at the County Ground Sussex CCC are close to signing Steve Smith, one of international cricket’s big four, for the early county games in May.
Some are critical for giving the Aussie run machine a net prior to the Ashes, but not me.
His presence in the dressing room alone will be invaluable but I can see he and Pujara scoring runs for fun.
Jofra Archer has now bowled twice for his Cape Town T20 franchise side and Ollie Robinson will be available too.
It’s looking good for Sussex sport.