The Reds had found some form ahead of the game, but the trip to the Amex Stadium looked a tricky one, considering the Seagulls had only lost once there in the league this season.
It was an authoritative performance from minute one, however, and not only was Can impressing at the back, but he also headed Liverpool into a 1-0 lead in imperious fashion.
It led to another pyro display in the away end…
Firmino made it 3-0 early in the second half, burying his chance from Salah’s pass. The two celebrated together…
It was Coutinho who stole the show, though, producing an incredible individual performance full of creativity and influence.
His free-kick made it 4-1, and caused Lewis Dunk’s own goal in the dying stages.
Next up for Liverpool is Tuesday’s crucial Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow at Anfield, where defeat must be avoided in order to reach the late 16.