Gerrard has figured in four international competitions for his country, but has never gone further than the quarter-final stage. It's a statistic he's eager to change next year.
He said: "If you put things into perspective, we've only been successful at one tournament ever and that makes you realise just how difficult it is to be successful at this level.
"But it would be nice, if this is to be my last tournament, to get to a semi-final or a final rather than come away disappointed like we have been previously.
"Going into any tournament as a player, you always take it as your last because you never know what could happen two years down the line.
"But I'm 31, I'll be 32 by the time Euro 2012 comes around, so, whatever happens, I'll be treating it as my last one."