Having been involved in so many big games between the sides Gerrard could be forgiven for growing weary of facing such a familiar foe, but with a massive FA Cup final to play at Wembley on Saturday, that certainly isn't the case.
"I don't think we ever get bored of playing them," the Liverpool skipper states exclusively in this week's LFC magazine. "They are fantastic clashes, with top players all over the pitch.
"There's a big interest in the games and it's a real challenge for both teams. It seems that for us to win something we have to overcome them."