Sterling, fresh from committing his long-term future to the Reds last month, explained how he tries to learn from his teammate at every opportunity.
"Everyone knows how good he is. To play with him is one of the best things ever," he told Liverpoolfc.com.
"You try to assist him with a few goals and get into the box for a few knockdowns and goals for yourself.
"With a player like that, you've just got to give him the ball and try to get in behind as he played me in today. It's good to play off him and he's a really good player to play with.
"He speaks to me a lot, telling me to move the ball quicker and stuff like that. In training, I try to watch him and take a few things off him.
"He's a great player. As a young player, that's what you've got to do - try to take a bit off players like him and [Steven] Gerrard and bring it to your own game."