The pair were teammates at Motherwell and Pearson says: "He is a top player and it's great to play in the same team (Scotland) as him.
"He always had something different in the locker, he could always produce something out the blue that no-one else could.
"That must be a great talent to have. It's great to have him in the side because you never know what he is going to do on the day.
"He has been playing well for Everton and scoring goals as well."