The best photos as Liverpool beat Brighton and finish fourth in the Premier League

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Liverpool eased their way to a 4-0 win over Brighton to finish in the top four on Sunday, as their domestic season ended in perfect fashion.

The Reds knew that a draw would be enough to qualify for next season’s Champions League, regardless of how Chelsea fared away to Newcastle United.

Jurgen Klopp made two changes to the team that lost at Stamford Bridge last weekend, with Jordan Henderson and Dominic Solanke coming in for Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner.

It was a sunny day on Merseyside and Anfield looked lovely pre-match.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Spring blooms in Stanley Park with Anfield's new Main Stand in the background pictured before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring to register his 32nd Premier League goal of 2017/18 – a new record in a 38-game season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren then powered home an excellent header to score his first home league goal for the Reds, as Klopp’s men bossed the match.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In arguably the most pleasing moment of the afternoon, Dominic Solanke got his first-ever Liverpool goal, rifling home to finally break his duck.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring the third goal, his first for the club, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring the third goal, his first for the club, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andy Robertson rounded off the scoring with his maiden Reds goal as well, and the Scot celebrated joyously afterwards.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson scores the fourth goal, his first for the club, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson celebrates scoring the fourth goal, his first for the club, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the final whistle, the players received a great ovation on their lap of honour, with Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold receiving their respective Golden Samba award – Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year – from the Kop end.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah waves to the supporters after receiving the Golden Boot trophy for finishing the season as the leading League goal-scorer during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold with his Golden Samba supporters' award for Young Player of the Season after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was the perfect end to a strong league campaign for Liverpool – Chelsea lost 3-0 at St James’ Park – and attention now turns to the small matter of the Champions League final against Real Madrid in a little under a fortnight.

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