“Obviously we knew it was going to be a very intensive game. They are very strong offensively and for the first 20 minutes it was a bit back and forth all the time,” said De Bruyne.
“After the first goal we took control and then that (the sending off) happened. It was not a bad foul but with the way Eddy comes out of it it’s normal for a red card.
“If he doesn’t have the injury it’s a yellow card.
“After that I think we played really smart. We didn’t give Liverpool time and if you score a few goals it makes it a lot easier.”