Milner insists the big-spenders need time to gel with a number of new faces joining over the summer.
He said: "It will take time for us to get to our best, but it is about picking up results while we're not quite there.
"You can't afford to lose too much ground, so it's down to us to grind out those results when we are not playing so well.
"On the other hand, we are creating chances. Teams are happy to sit behind the ball against us, so if we were not creating that would be a worry but we are.
"We just need a bit of luck in front of goal, once that happens I'm sure the goals will start flying in."