Liverpool have built on their tremendous run-in to last season by signing seven players and appointing Kevin Keen to the coaching staff.
"The positivity around the place has come from the very top," Gerrard told liverpoolfc.tv. "The owners have been superb and have backed Kenny really well. Damien Comolli and Kenny have been really smooth operators in the transfer window.
"They have shifted a lot of players who were no longer involved and were sitting on good contracts. They've done unbelievably well to move them on to other clubs.
"And they have brought in some quality players who are hungry and want to do well for the club.
"I'm really happy with the shape and the numbers we have in the squad and I'm excited about this season. You want to play with good players and I just can't wait to get back and lead the lads out.
"After the first three league games things are looking good. We've started well and progressed to the next round of the Carling Cup. There's a positive feeling around the training ground and around the games and now we need to try to maintain that. The only way to really do that is to keep winning. The team spirit and performances at the moment are where we want to keep them."