Gerrard: Liverpool must make most of favourable season start
In their opening nine league matches they face only one team who finished above them last season.
"It could have been an awful lot trickier," Gerrard told LFC TV.
"We've got to be reasonably pleased with the start we've got but you need to turn up and perform.
"I look at the fixtures all the time but the most important thing is to not get too carried away and look at that first game (against Stoke).
"We need to get off to a good start in terms of being positive for that first home game."