In fact, Bolt admires Gerrard so much he asked the Reds star for one of his shirts.
Gerrard, who obliged by signing the England one he wore against Egypt, said: "I'd heard Usain Bolt was a big football fan and it was really flattering that he wanted my shirt. I'm just disappointed I haven't got his pace.
"It's a pity he's a Man United fan though. I was going to ask him to one of our training sessions when he's in England but I might not bother now.
"Seriously Usain is an athlete I really look up to. As a sprinter he's the man isn't he? He's a winner, an inspiration, a character and someone I love watching."
Bolt revealed: "Even though I'm a big United fan I appreciate a great player when I see one.
"Steven Gerrard is one of my favourite players in the world. He is such a powerful footballer, full of energy and scores brilliant goals.
"I've always wanted a shirt from him to go in my collection with ones I have from players like Raul, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Kaka."