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.
"The club didn't stand in his way and we moved on without him. We're delighted with the striker we've got here."