Sydney FC, missing their own star man, Miloš Ninković, plus Jordy Bjuis, Bernie Ibini and the departed Filip Hološko, otherwise put out a strong team.
"After the incredible highs of the season just gone we want to carry that on into next year and have another successful season", Brosque said.
The result delighted the heavily pro-Liverpool crowd, after goals by Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino set up the mother of all smash and grabs. I've never done it before - fly for 24 hours, get to the hotel and then go on a coach to the stadium. Some of us got exhausted, some of us tried to sleep, then you come here another one hour 45 minutes from the hotel. It was the most intense away football trip I've ever had. "Our goals were brilliant - really hard to defend".
Vice-captain James Milner, veteran midfielder Lucas Leiva and strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi will also travel Down Under and manager Jurgen Klopp will be able to call upon the services of club icons Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Steve McManaman and Daniel Agger for the match.
Klopp joked the quartet "behaved really well" on the team's charter flight and that they had a five-minute meeting about the game before setting them loose.
On whether he expected more from Sydney FC.
He is not one to recklessly spend money on players late in the day, and he will know exactly who he wants and when he needs to sign them by. "We have a lot to improve on", Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. And we showed our fans that we are really thankful for their support, that's why we're here.
"And they were missing a lot of players".
For Australia's Sydney FC, a club also with good cause for celebration after their title-winning campaign, it was a chance to prove themselves against a grand old English club - albeit one that was exhausted, jet-lagged and under-strength.
"I think Liverpool have got a real stranglehold here in Australia", McAllister said.