Speaking with Voetbal Zone, Adekanye discussed playing for the Reds legend.
"I play for Liverpool youth, but in the Youth League I do so with the Under-19s and Gerrard is the under-19 and under-18 trainer," he said.
"Gerrard is a very good trainer. I did not expect that first because he did not say much, but now I work under him, I notice it. He always comes with a good speech, talks with us after the matches. He motivates me and keeps me strong. He has also had difficult phases in Liverpool's youth, he has told us.
"He is a serious trainer with whom you can laugh too. He wants us to finish as high as possible in the Youth League. "