The Reds skipper will captain his nation in tonight's World Cup opener against the USA.
Wright told liverpoolfc.tv: "In Gerrard they have got a very good leader with a strong personality. He's a good captain and a natural leader.
"I don't think Steven by his own admission has had a good season but I think he will be back to his best in the World Cup. It will be interesting though where Capello plays him. If he plays off Rooney that could really work."