Karlsruher will host Liverpool at the BBBank Wildpark on Wednesday in a friendly clash between the two teams.
The home side had a mixed bag of results last season but will be content with a top-half finish under coach Christian Eichner. They finished seventh in the 2. Bundesliga table with 46 points from 34 games, their second highest points tally in the last five seasons in the German second division.
Karlsruher has been busy in the off-season, having played six friendlies so far. However, they face their toughest test on Wednesday as they look to test their mettle against one of Europe’s powerhouses.
Liverpool, meanwhile, struggled to make an impact in the Premier League last season and only found their feet towards the end of the campaign. They finished fifth in the table with 67 points, four points behind fourth-placed Newcastle United, and will play Europa League football next season for the first time since 2015-16.
Head coach Jurgen Klopp will now look to avoid a repeat of last season’s struggles as his secondary objective is to get their pre-season campaign off to a positive start.
How can you watch the game?
In terms of a TV channel to view the game on, those who subscribe to LFCTV can watch. Subscribers can also watch a live stream online on LFCTV GO. If you subscribe to LFCTV GO you can also get a month free using the code GOFREE23.
Karlsruher vs Liverpool Prediction
Karlsruher have won five of their last six games and have lost just one of their last eight. They will be looking to give a good account of themselves this week.
Liverpool ended the just-concluded campaign with a brilliant 11-game unbeaten run which saw them pick up seven consecutive wins. The sheer gulf in class and quality between the two teams should see the Reds win this one comfortably.
Prediction: Karlsruher 0-5 Liverpool