Speaking after the Reds' 1-1 draw with Spurs, Milner told liverpoolfc.com how there are positives to take from the game:
"There are positives in the performance, there's not too much to change. We weren't a million miles off, so we need to just tweak those."
Milner, who was signed on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer, went on to say how much the international break can affect a club like Liverpool:
"A lot of lads have done a lot of travelling this week, international breaks are never too easy, coming back when you haven't been together, playing different styles in different teams for two games, and you come back and play club football. We only had one session with everyone together with the boys who played midweek."
Looking towards Thursday's game in Dortmund, the ex-Leeds man said:
"Hopefully we can gain that extra that we needed today from being together over these next few days and go again on Thursday."
Liverpool have certainly benefited from the influence of Jürgen Klopp and they will need every ounce of his know-how when they face the Bundesliga side.
Many of the current Dortmund squad played under Klopp and Liverpool fans will be hoping that this inside knowledge will help them progress through to the semi-final, although it is sure to be one of the hardest tests the Reds have faced all season.