Speaking to the club's official website, though, Klopp confirmed that they will both appear for the Reds stateside.
'You can stop it by not asking, promise?
"If you ask Loris, he says he didn't think about it and didn't use it for a second as an excuse".
"I've seen this situation 500 times at least in my life - "Bam", against the chest, (ball) going down".
It ensured Karius once again became the talking point when the focus should well have been on Adam Lallana.
Brandt is predominantly a left winger but he's capable of playing anywhere across the attacking midfield positions so his versatility would be a useful asset for Klopp if Liverpool were able to lure him to Anfield.
Adam Lallana, who missed last weekend's game, was named as captain in the first half and sweeped home Liverpool's third goal just five minutes later.
The 30-year-old was absent for the Reds' opening summer friendly - a 7-0 win at non-league Chester FC on Saturday - but he is among the starters for this evening's short four-mile trip.
At that stage Liverpool did not look in any danger and Klopp would have expected more goals to follow in the second period when he made 11 changes.
With ten minutes remaining Chirivella played a ball back to put Milner in danger, and France's former Under 19 football Amadou Soukouna won the ball and scored the goal to make it a close finish.