Liverpool’s James Milner rejected the idea the club’s FA Cup exit is a blessing in disguise.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were beaten at Wolves, with the cost more than another trophy ambition. Dejan Lovren underwent a scan on his injured hamstring – suffered in the 2-1 loss – on Tuesday. Klopp is sweating on the result as he is resigned to being without Joe Gomez until February. The extent of the damage to Lovren should be known on Wednesday.
With Joel Matip working his way back, Fabinho is on standby to continue at centre-back against Brighton in the Premier League this weekend.
Liverpool’s fixture schedule is reduced thanks to their defeat at Molineux and there is a theory the premature cup exit will be a help more than hindrance in the Premier League title and Champions League bid. Liverpool will have a free weekend before their first leg with Bayern Munich, for example, as the tie comes after the 4th round weekend.
Milner took no consolation.
“Not really. I think when you’re a team like us with the players we have you want to win every single game,” he said.