Liverpool FC ran out easy winners, 6-1, in their fifth-round FA Cup tie against Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. A hat trick of own goals and strikes from Skrtel, Carroll and Suarez saw the Anfield side cruise to a comfortable home win.
The Reds will now face fellow Premiership side Stoke City in the quarterfinals at Anfield for the right to play in the semifinals at Wembley. Liverpool, if they continue in this rich vein of form, will be hard to beat.
While the final score line certainly reflects well upon Liverpool's second-half dominance over the 'Gulls, it does paint a rather unfair picture of Brighton's overall display. While the Seagulls lacked ideas upfront and only really trouble Jose Reina in the Liverpool goal once, when Lualua scored from a thunderous free-kick, Brighton can considered themselves unlucky to end up on the wrong end of a 6-1 drubbing. They may have never looked like winning the match, but Brighton can take comfort from having troubled the Merseysiders for a period in the first half.
Liverpool continue to move in the right direction and now have a real chance of winning two cups this season. That was much for both teams to take away from this cup tie game, and here are five things we learned from Liverpool's fine victory.