Stoke City boss Tony Pulis was happy enough with his side's effort and endeavour in their FA Cup defeat to Liverpool.
A place in the semi-finals of the competition was up for grabs at Anfield and an appearance at Wembley.
Luis Suarez opened the scoring with a fine long-distance strike, something Pulis described as a 'bit of magic'.
Peter Crouch cancelled out Suarez's opener, but the visitors were unable to find a response to Stewart Downing's second-half goal.
Pulis was disappointed his side were not in front at half time while he also felt their defending was not up to scratch for Liverpool's winner.
"In the first half we started a bit sloppy and then got into the game but we are disappointed Suarez comes up with a bit of magic to give them the lead," stated Pulis.
"Luckily we got our goal and I thought we were unlucky to not come in (at half-time) winning the game.
"In the second half we gave them a leg up with the goal, which was a poor one to concede, but when you are playing against one of the top four or five teams in the country they punish you and that is what they did.
"But you can't fault their effort and honesty. Good luck to Liverpool, I hope they do well in the next round."