"He is playing well for England," Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv. "With England, people sometimes expect every game to be fantastic and a win, so it's not always easy.
"I don't think he has anything to prove to anyone. Everyone knows the quality he has."
Asked if Gerrard could one day help England to a major trophy, Benitez added: "I wouldn't be surprised.
"Fabio Capello is doing a good job and the team has more confidence. They are in a very good position in this group stage, so why not? They have enough quality in the squad."