However, El Chiringuito says Barca won't be moving for Firmino in January.
Instead, the Catalans are prepared to wait until next summer to go for the Brazil international. Barca see Firmino as a replacement for Luis Suarez.
Barca football staff believe Firmino would complement Leo Messi well in attack.
Liverpool, meanwhile, will be confident fighting Barca off Firmino after securing him to a deal to 2023 earlier this year.