The Scouser knows as well as anyone how big a threat Torres can pose.
Gerrard said: “We will have to wait and see what team their manager picks but if Fernando Torres is in there then he will be a threat.
“If he’s selected, he will be one of a number of their players we’ll have to keep a close eye on.
“Fernando Torres wanted to go to Chelsea and you have to respect that.
“The club didn’t stand in his way and we moved on without him. We’re delighted with the striker we’ve got here.”