Brazilian international Lucio has reportedly advised his good friend Philippe Coutinho to snub a move to Barcelona in favour of staying put at Anfield.
The defender says Coutinho can become a Liverpool legend if he stays on at the club, but with interest from Barcelona, who see him as a perfect replacement for Pedro, his future had been in doubt.
Speaking to IBTimesUK, Lucio said: "If it was my decision, I would stay. If I was Coutinho, I would not leave Liverpool." Adding, "Barcelona have several star players like Messi, Suarez and Neymar. If Coutinho joins Barcelona, he has to play wherever the coach wants him to play, which would be to fill in here and there."
Lucio currently plays for FC Goa in the Indian Super League.
Liverpool take on Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Cup this week, hoping to seal their first victory under new manager Jurgen Klopp.