Liverpool are willing to let Roberto Firmino go for €20 million (£16.5 million) in the summer, with the striker already being offered to Barcelona, according to Spanish media sources.
During his time in England, the Brazilian etched his name into Anfield mythology, establishing one of the most recognizable attacking triumvirates in international football alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
However, injuries and the addition of Diogo Jota have limited the 30-year-playing old’s time this season, with the 30-year-old starting only five of Liverpool’s 22 Premier League games.
According to El Nacional, Jurgen Klopp has decided that the moment has come to part ways with the Brazilian, with Barcelona keeping a close eye on events.
Klopp is reportedly open to moving Firmino, with Jota assuming the role and Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi providing ample support.
Barcelona, according to the Catalan daily, are looking for a central forward following Sergio Aguero’s early retirement this season following his move from Manchester City.
Firmino has been tasked with assisting Liverpool’s line in the absence of Salah and Mane, who are both away at the Africa Cup of Nations.
There was disappointment earlier in the week when the Reds were held to a 0-0 draw by Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, despite the Gunners being down to ten men for the duration of the game.
On Sunday, though, there was more success in front of goal as the club cruised to a 3-0 victory over Brentford.
Firmino did not score, but he was crucial in the third goal, teeing up Minamino following a defensive blunder.