Gerro must also deal with a magistrates court date sandwiched between the two titanic Mersey derbies.
The England star is set for his hearing on Friday January 23, following a charge of assault and affray after an alleged incident at a Southport nightclub.
But four days before that, the league leaders host the Toffees in the Premier League.
And Gerrard must then get his mind straight for the fourth-round tie at Anfield with David Moyes’ men the weekend after his court appearance.
Kop legend Ronnie Whelan admitted: “Stevie will have a bit of a problem because of the court hearing. Big players love big games and this is going to be a really important week for Liverpool.
“If I was there now I’d rather have three points than a cup win, because it’s been so long since we won the title.
“But these players will believe they can win both.”