"It goes down to the likes of Ox, Gini [Georginio Wijnaldum] when he came on, Mo and Hendo [Jordan Henderson] for helping me".
City and Belgium midfielder De Bruyne is well aware of the scale of the task confronting Pep Guardiola's side but stressed it was not beyond them.
"I never expected a ideal performance, I expected only that we be a real challenger and we were a real challenger and now we are 3-0 up, that's better than being 3-0 down 100 percent, but it's not decisive".
Merseyside Police are conducting enquiries to identify those responsible for throwing objects at the bus, while Liverpool have condemned the attack and vowed to support City in establishing the facts of what occurred.
"Being 3-0 up is better than being 3-0 down but it is not a decision".
"But I do not have that feeling".
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"Normally when the police know that is going to happen, they try to avoid it happening".
"Of course, it is not Liverpool, it is the people".
On how Klopp instructed his players to approach the match, Alexander-Arnold said: "To make sure we were on the front foot from the very start, to make sure we got after them and tried to win the ball back high and put them under as much pressure as possible".
"We tried to do everything in our power to win, to go through, but we'll see".
"We know it's going to be hard".
City failed to manage a shot on target but Guardiola did not think the overall performance was bad.
"The problem is they arrived two times, the first one offside, to score two and then here at Anfield it is always complicated".