This story has been reproduced from today's media. It does not necessarily represent the position of Liverpool Football Club.
Liverpool are set to launch a bid for Alexis Sanchez by scoping out the player on his home turf.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has sent scouts to Barcelona to check out the Chilean midfielder in action.
Though Liverpoolare understood to be in the market for a forward, midfield is one department they need to strengthen especially as the likes of Steven Gerrard and Jonjo Shelvey need support in terms of supplying service to main talisman Luis Suarez.
Sanchez has become a bit part player at Camp Nou this season, with the majority of his La Liga appearances coming from the subs bench.
Spanish football site Mundo Deportivo understands that Barcelona may be reluctant to sell Sanchez.
But this isn't the first time Liverpool have attempted to do business with the Catalan giants. They tried to court highly-rated winger Cristian Tello before he ended up snubbing a move to Anfield.
Sanchez has scored only one this season for Barcelona and that was in the Champions League group stages during their 2-0 win away against Benfica.