Cole is set to win his 100th cap for his nation tomorrow night.
"If the crowd take a moment to think about what he has given in an England shirt over the last 10, 12 years, it's been phenomenal," said Gerrard.
"He has probably been the most consistent player I've played with in my time with England.
"If he's picked to play then it will be Ashley's night and the players are going to show him a hell of a lot of support. Let's hope the fans do as well."