James Milner was pleased to see Liverpool profit from a performance built on graft rather than craft as they beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 on Tuesday.

The Reds shook off the disappointment of two consecutive defeats as they earned victory courtesy of a gritty showing at the John Smith's Stadium.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the game, Milner admitted that Jürgen Klopp's side had not been at their best, but insisted that made the three points all the more satisfying.

The vice-captain said: "It was a solid performance. We will play better in games but we've talked about how we want to be more solid at times and you can't play free-flowing football in every game. 

"Tonight, second half we probably went too much the other way and we should have gone forward a bit earlier at times, but I thought it was a good solid performance.

"Everyone had the right mindset."

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The No.7 also paid tribute to his teammates' success in giving the impressive home support little encouragement by keeping possession in safe areas.

He added: "It's not an easy place to come, they are well organised and their crowd was always going to be well up for it. 

"We managed to nullify that pretty early, kept the ball, kept it moving and we were solid and didn't let them get anywhere near our box, apart from near the end and the free-kick in the first half. 

"It was a good performance, we can improve a lot on it but it's the sort of performance we definitely need a few times in the season."

Milner looked keen to take the penalty that resulted in the visitors' third goal last night before ultimately ceding to Mohamed Salah.

When asked about the situation, he explained: "It doesn't matter to me as long as it ends up in the back of the net. Mo said he wanted it and he was confident, so I trust him."