Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard fears Brighton will be relegated from the Premier League unless they sign 'two or three quality players'.
Gerrard was speaking on BT Sport after Albion's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City yesterday. The Seagulls defended for long periods and had just 22 per cent possession in the game.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and a Lewis Dunk own goal in the final 20 minutes took City to victory. Talking about Brighton afterwards, Gerrard said: "For me, I think they could go down.
"I know it's only the first game of the season and they did show positive signs that they have got some organisation and I do rate Chris Hughton very much.
"But I think they need another two or three quality players to give them a chance."
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, who was also in the BT studio, agreed with Gerrard.
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