Northern Irishman only has words of praise for the Three Lions captain.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers says that he is overjoyed after having secured the club’s “biggest signing” of the close season following skipper Steven Gerrard’s recent decision to extend his current contract at Anfield, reports the Daily Mirror.
The veteran midfield player celebrates 15 years on Merseyside with a thoroughly well-deserved testimonial game against Olympiacos at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, with all proceeds from the game going to the Steven Gerrard charitable foundation.
And his new boss at Liverpool has claimed that tying the 33-year-old down to a further two years as a Red is the best piece of transfer business he has done all summer long.
“His influence here is still at such a high level – the role he’s provided for me is so important,” said Rodgers.
“I told the club in the summer that our biggest signing could be Steven Gerrard, because of the influence he has on everyone. It’s about his hunger to learn and the leadership that offers.
“It’s vital to have a good lieutenant and him and Carra were certainly that for me last year – and he has picked up the baton again.”
The England international has been at Liverpool for his whole glittering career to date, making his debut for the Merseyside giants on Nov 29 1998 as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers.
And in the intervening 15-year period, Gerrard has featured in a whopping 629 games overall in all competitions for the Reds, scoring 159 goals in the process, including 98 strikes in his 440 Premier League outings for the club.
However, despite winning two FA Cups, three League Cups, the Uefa Cup and the Uefa Champions League during his time on Merseyside, Gerrard has still to get his hands on the one trophy he craves most, the Premier League title.