McDermott played alongside Souness at the heart of the midfield during his later days at Anfield, but he believes Gerrard is even better than the former treble-winning skipper.
"I know my mate Graeme Souness would probably give me a rollicking for not saying him, and he was a fantastic player for this club, but Steven has everything.
"He is wholehearted, he gives everything for the red shirt every game and he can do everything. In fact I can't think of anything he can't do and I wouldn't be surprised if he's very good in goal as well."
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