The Reds showed real promise in the opening 20 minutes, before ex-Red Danny Welbeck’s opener, which Eriksen believes caught the Seagulls off guard to begin with.
“I think we started very strong,” he continued. “We were very front footed and I think we surprised them a bit with our game-plan.
“I think we lost a bit of momentum [after the first goal]. I thought we had it back with a goal just before half-time [from Rasmus Hojlund, that was ruled out for the ball being adjudged to have crossed the line beforehand] but we didn’t have that luck, or the clinical [edge] to get back.”