It irks the 33-year-old midfielder that since he moved to Anfield from Manchester City in the summer of 2015 his time at the club has been marked by a succession of near misses; losers' medals from League Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals are a reminder that Liverpool have still to pluck something tangible for all their progress.
Ajax, Barcelona, Juventus and Porto complete the quarter-final line-up, and Milner hopes as many English teams as possible make the last four. United rolled back the days with their performance in Paris as well.
We'll start off with Liverpool, who made it a clean sweep of four Premier League clubs into the quarter-finals after Jurgen Klopp's men inflicted a 3-1 defeat upon Bayern Munich.
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This has been the era of Messi and Ronaldo in the Champions League.
The biggest result was Ajax seeing off defending champions Real Madrid in incredible fashion at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Juventus' courageous turnaround to send Atlético de Madrid crashing out of the competition impressed the blaugranas, which is why they would prefer not to meet them - at least at this stage.
"Every team will have their preferences, the teams they wouldn't like to play, but it's a very positive feeling for everyone who is there". He helped Real win four of the past five Champions Leagues and it is hard to imagine the Spanish giants winning any of them without the Portuguese star's contribution. "But it has been a top league and there haven't been that many teams (in the latter stages) of this one".More news: YouTube star Lilly Singh takes Carson Daly's late night spot
Liverpool have previously taken part in six quarter-finals in the Champions League era, all of which have been post-2000.
For many in the Barça dressing room, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are the odds-on favourites to win the Champions League this year.
The first of which was a 3-2 aggregate win over French giants PSG, however they came unstuck against eventual winners Real Madrid in the last-4, failing to score in 180 minutes.
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