Now the Citizens have won every competition available to them in England, yet success on the continental stage has evaded them.
City made it out of the group stage for the first time in their history last term, but were sent home after a two-legged defeat to Barcelona.
Milner – who has been a solid performer under both Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Mancini – now has his sights focused on Champions League silverware:
“We have won two trophies this season and I came here to win trophies. I want to contribute to the club as much as I can and help us move forward.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.
“The next thing we need to win is the European Cup. I have been lucky enough since I have been here to win every domestic trophy – so that is the next one.
“If you look at everything City are doing on and off the field, they are a massive club in every way.
“You just have to look at how the club has expanded, the players that we have, so it has to be the next step.
“It was disappointing to go out to Barcelona this season but, had things been slightly different, you never know.
“We beat the European champions in their own back yard. It shows we can do it.”
City are expected to spend again this summer to attract big name players, even with the prospect of a hefty £50m fine due to a suspicion of breaching Financial Fair Play rules.