At Amex Stadium with victory over Brighton, Liverpool continued their relentless pursuit of a Premier League points record.
When Liverpool went up two inside eight minutes as Brighton made a nightmare start with sights set on Premier League safety, the newly-crowned champions looked on course to secure three more points with ease.
Before Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson quickly swept home a superb second from 20 yards, Naby Keita robbed Davy Propper in a dangerous position to set up Mohamed Salah.
When Leandro Trossard fired a crisp finish from the impressive Tariq Lamptey’s cross past Liverpool keeper Alisson, Brighton who battled back with real passion, completely deserved to pull back a goal.
Through a few astute substitutions, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp halted Brighton’s advance and a corner from one, Andrew Robertson, was headed in by Salah for his season’s 19th league goal.
While Liverpool-with 92-is closing in on the 100-point Premier League landmark of Manchester City, Brighton manager Graham Potter, whose side is edging towards preserving their top-flight status, was left to rue those opening minutes.
Brighton 1 – 3 Liverpool
Goals: 0-1 Salah 6′, 0-2 Henderson 8′, 1-2 Trossard 45′, 1-3 Salah 76′
Yellow cards: Lamptey (B); Williams (L), Mane (L), Fabinho (L), Gomez (L)
Liverpool: Alisson; Trent, Gomez, Van Dijk, Williams; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firmino
Brighton: Ryan; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Burn; Stephens, Propper, Gross; Trossard, Mac Allister, Maupay