Liverpool issued a public apology
to City after the unsavoury scenes prior to the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, which Jurgen Klopp’s side won 3-0.
The City bus was pelted with missiles and windows were smashed, rendering it unusable for the return journey.
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But although City manager Pep Guardiola was unhappy with the incident, De Bruyne said it was less of a concern for him.
“It was OK,” he said. “I don't mind supporters doing that – I've had it a couple of times for my team and it's a nice feeling.
“Breaking windows is probably not done but who am I to say something? I am fine with it as long as no-one gets hurt.”
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola (L) talks to Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne
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De Bruyne also dismissed suggestions that the players might have been shaken by the pre-match scenes, influencing their strangely poor performance at Anfield.
“No, it doesn't change anything. As long as you keep the violence down, there's nothing wrong with it.”
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