The Reds have come under pressure following their start to the season, but a strong run in Europe could help to relieve the pressure on Brendan Rodgers.
It has not been the best start to the season for Bordeaux, who have won just one of their opening five Ligue 1 matches and currently sit 12th in the table.
However, they did earn a 2-2 draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in their last outing, after coming from two goals down with 10 men against the French champions.
They will be hoping to finally make an impact in Europe this season, 20 years after losing the UEFA Cup final to Bayern Munich.
Les Girondins almost failed to make it to the group stage, as they were in real trouble during their playoff with Kairat. They had claimed a 1-0 victory in the first leg and would have expected to finish the job in Kazakhstan, but just past the hour mark in the return meeting they were 2-0 down and heading out of the tournament.
Recent form: DWDLWD
Despite a promising start to the season for the Reds, with two wins from their opening Premier League matches, back-to-back defeats against West Ham United and Manchester United have cranked up the pressure on Rodgers.
They were thumped 3-0 by the Hammers at Anfield just before the international break, before slumping to a 3-1 defeat against their biggest rivals at the weekend.
Liverpool have been forced to deal with a number of injuries to their best players in the opening weeks of the campaign, with captain Jordan Henderson travelling to America this week for treatment on a heel problem.
They have also been hit with the absence of Daniel Sturridge, but the striker has returned to training and could make his long-awaited return to action in Bordeaux.
With the Reds hoping to rediscover their league form, they may see the Europa League as an unwanted distraction. However, it could offer them their best chance of getting into next season's Champions League, with the winners automatically earning a spot in the group stage.
Recent form: WWDLL
Rodgers is expected to make a number of changes to his side with a Premier League clash against Norwich City to come on Sunday afternoon.
However, Uruguay international Diego Rolan is back from injury and could make his first start of the season.
Bordeaux possible starting lineup:
Carrasso, Guilbert, Pablo, Pallois, Poundje, Chantmoe, Saivet, Maurice-Belay, Khazri, Rolan, Crivelli
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Mignolet, Clyne, Sakho, Toure, Moreno, Can, Milner, Rossiter, Ibe, Origi, Benteke
Head To Head
The two teams met in the group stage of the Champions League nine years ago, with Liverpool running out winners in both meetings.
The Reds won the group and eventually reached the final of the tournament, where they suffered a 2-1 defeat against AC Milan in Athens.
We say: Bordeaux 1-1 Liverpool
Both teams will be hoping to find some form after tough starts to the season. Liverpool have struggled in their past two matches, while Bordeaux have also endured a difficult time, despite their fightback against PSG. It could be a tight match with little to separate the sides, which is why we think it will end all square in France.