Liverpool eyeing deal for Chilean star.
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 Liverpool are 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.
Liverpool have been linked with several Barcelona stars since Brendan Rodgers took charge at Anfield, including young wingers Cristian Tello and Isaac Cuenca, with Alexis Sanchez the latest Nou Camp star mooted for a move to Merseyside.
Although Sanchez has struggled for form since his move to the Spain and has never been a fixture in the Barcelona first team, there is little chance the Chilean would swap Catalonia for a Liverpool side that cannot offer Champions League football.
The former Udinese winger currently battles the likes of Pedro, Cristian Tello and David Villa for a support slot alongside Lionel Messi and the 23-year-old has not been able to hit the type of form that earned him a move to La Liga 18 months ago.
Sanchez netted 15 goals last term but has seen an alarming drop in form during the current campaign managing just once in 16 appearances.
Liverpool could do with alternative attacking options and perhaps Rodgers has plans to use Sanchez as a foil for Luis Suarez. But that hope is probably something of an impossible dream.
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