Gerrard said: "This is the first time in my Anfield career that I see genuine competition for every place in the team."
Gerrard said: "There are at least two, even three, players battling for every starting jersey and that can only be good for everyone.
"You have to play well to keep a place and there are no guarantees at all for the starting eleven each week."
With £40million of new summer talent in the squad now, Gerrard added: "We have made a positive start to the new campaign and the new boys have made a positive contribution to our success.
"They are still getting to grips with the intricacies of English football and the systems and patterns the manager prefers here, but it is a big bonus for us that they have all hit the ground running.
"That is the thing this season, no-one in the dressing room can presume they are an automatic pick because there is so much quality right through the team.
"We have sent a loud message to the rest of the league that we will be serious contenders this season, but that is all it does. Nothing is won in August."