"Gerrard is a local player and this is his club. He is a key player for us and he is happy here,” said the Spaniard. "We are improving every year and he knows that we can win trophies. That is the most important thing.
"You never know about other players, they are professionals and this is football. But Gerrard is playing well and if we are improving he will be very, very happy here.
"The key is that he wants to stay here, that is the most important thing. It is not a question of money.
"He has a commitment with the club and the fans, and as a local lad he would prefer to stay here."