Gerrard pointed to the fact that there are no divisions in the squad, which happened under previous regimes.
The skipper said: “It’s down to the manager and the staff creating the atmosphere to work in.
“He’s showing the players a lot of respect and trust, giving us down-time to relax and treating us like adults.
“We’re not hiding anything. There are no cliques or secret fall-outs.
“We’ve got a fantastic team spirit and the atmosphere is really good at the moment.”