But Milner admits he can not see any positives in Liverpool losing any match, regardless of the competition.
"I think when you're a team like us with the players we have, you want to win every single game", he added, "We're disappointed to not win and go through".
Either way, Jurgen Klopp clearly has the FA Cup far down on his list of priorities, and with the opportunity to end a 28 year wait for a league title, could you blame him?
"We wanted to start the second half with a positive approach, improve a few things, and we scored the goal".
Liverpool are now at the top of the Premier League but suffered their first defeat of the season against Manchester City in their last outing. We have to make sure we bounce back and look at where we can get better. That was why he wasn't [going to be] involved here and then he gets injured.
They go to Brighton still four points clear at the top on Saturday but Milner knows Liverpool need to improve after recent disappointments.
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"Two or three of that line up won't be at the club come the start of pre-season", Aldridge wrote in his column for the Liverpool Echo. "You're never going to go a full season without having blips", Milner said.
You would think players who are not getting regular first team football would run through a brick wall when their chance finally arrives, but that was not the attitude of some Liverpool players on Monday night and it was worrying to see.
"This season we have the depth". We have to show that, though.
"It's easier saying that but we have to do that at the weekend".
Jones, Comacho and Hoever all made their competative debuts for Liverpool - with 16-year-old Hoever becoming the third youngster player in Anfield history.