Gerrard has dubbed Sterling's talent as "frightening".
"I don't go near him in training because if I do, there is only one winner. He's the toughest in our squad," said Gerrard.
"He just needs to keep learning and listening to Brendan Rodgers and the experienced players in the dressing room and believing in himself. If he does that, he'll be all right.
"I said to him before we played Everton (a 4-0 win at the end of January), 'Put yourself in the full-back's position - what doesn't he want? He doesn't want you to keep running at him'.
"Now he has to do it every week and get that consistency in his game. If he gets that consistency, he is going to be a frightening talent."
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