Sturridge has benefited from being in the same camps as Gerrard and has profited personally from his vast experience.
"Steven has been fantastic with me when he has been involved in the squads," said the Chelsea forward.
"If you ask any midfielder he has played against, they will say he is a great player. Some of the best players who have ever been have said it.
"Hopefully he will be running out on the field and picking up his 100th on Wednesday."