But Milner admits he can not see any positives in Liverpool losing any match, regardless of the competition.
However, when asked whether their elimination from the competition helped them to prioritise their league ambition, Milner dismissed the suggestion, indicating that the side want to win "every game".
"We tried to come back".
But some of the momentum in their season might have been lost, with the defeat to Wolves coming four days after a 2-1 loss at Manchester City their first league defeat of the season. "We have to make sure we bounce back and look at where we can get better", he said. That was why he wasn't [going to be] involved here and then he gets injured.
Liverpool travel to Brighton and Hove Albion on the weekend with a four-point advantage at the top of the table.
While City's success has to be seen as plasticised, Liverpool's will be very real if they build on a fantastic start to this season and end the club's long wait for a title success. "You're never going to go a full season without having blips", Milner said.
I have no problem with the LFC selection from JK & would rather we had won but, we have the best chance we've had in years of winning the PL & it may be yrs before we're in this position again.
"It's not about blips, they are expected but it's how you respond and bounce back".
"I didn't see players showing they were willing to run through a brick wall for the club". We have to show that, though.
That is the view of former Liverpool forward John Aldridge, who says that certain players are not showing willing any more.
In doing so, the Dutch teenager became the Reds' youngest ever play in the FA Cup, and their third youngest player of all time behind Jerome Sinclair (16 years and six days) and Jack Robinson (16 years and 250 days).