Mohamed Salah crowned a superb season with a new scoring record as Liverpool hammered Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 in their final game of the Premier League season to finish fourth and qualify for next season's Champions League.
Of course, the Reds have already made one move in the transfer market to prepare for the 2018/19 season with the prospect of Naby Keita arriving at Anfield.
Salah eased any nerves by swivelling to strike his first goal in four games on 26 minutes to take his tally in all competitions this season to 44. We never relieved the pressure enough with our ability on the ball.
Hughton told The Argus: "It's been a tough week for us and I think that probably showed a little bit".
"Now we are in the Champions League next season and I won the award too, so (I'm) very proud", said Salah on being awarded the Golden Boot prize for the Premier League's top scorer.
The German hasn't played since mid-March after complaining of a back injury and it doesn't look as though he will be fit for the final in Kiev.
After his early mistake gave Solanke a chance on goal in the opening ten minutes, Shane Duffy looked to have handed the hosts a penalty on 18 minutes when he tripped Salah in the box.
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There's a contrast there because if you look at the audiences, it is not fantastic. You know, I didn't miss a training session in 22 years. "I feel at home here".
It's only the second time in 30 years that they've managed to avoid a single league loss at their own stadium, with the last coming in 08/09.
Salah will play against Brighton this afternoon as Jurgen Klopp's men hope to guarantee a top four place at Chelsea's expense. It's a very important game and then the Champions League final but I'm very happy here.
Brighton weren't here to make up the numbers, and worked hard to make things difficult for the home side, but to no avail.
Antonio Conte has recalled Thibaut Courtois after he recovered from a knock that kept him out of the draw with Huddersfield while Gary Cahill starts at the back alongside Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.
The Saints started on the front foot and were within an ace of breaking through when Wesley Hoedt flicked a header against the bar. 'It's more intense, the difficulty level is higher. "We all can imagine how it would be if everybody tells you every day how brilliant you are". We missed Adam Lallana for the whole year and I can't believe we have achieved this without him.