“It’s a dream for these South American players,” he said.
“I’ve experienced it before – both as a fan and player – with Mascherano and Suarez. It is a very difficult situation for the club to be in. The good thing from Liverpool’s point of view is that the manager is desperate to keep hold of him and the owners want him to stay.
“This is not a situation where Liverpool need money or need to cash in. We are not a selling club so they will do everything in their powers for him to stay.
“But it comes down to Philippe Coutinho and his decision, what he is prepared to do, what type of war he is going to create to get out because Liverpool won’t make it easy for him.
“I pray he is at Liverpool at end of window,” Gerrard added.