Steven Gerrard may have played alongside some of the finest forwards to have graced the game during his career, but he's not short of words when it comes to describing what it's like to supply the ammunition for Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

The pair have fired 16 goals between them in the Barclays Premier League so far this season to elevate Liverpool to second place in the table and place them both at the top of the scoring charts.

Asked to describe what it's like to play behind the duo, Gerrard told the Daily Mail: "It's a dream, an absolute dream. I have always played with one top forward through my career here. Now there are two main men and it is great.

"It has clicked without much work in training. I'm excited as I think it can get better.

"Daniel has grown as a player. He has been great for Liverpool but Liverpool have been great for him. If he keeps listening to the right people, he can improve."

Despite the impact of the Sturridge and Suarez partnership, Gerrard's influence on Liverpool remains as strong as ever.

The 33-year-old admits he's doing all he can to ensure he prolongs his career for as long as possible.

"I'm managing myself very well on and off the pitch," said the skipper. "I have got a fantastic medical team around me. I've always said if I can get my body right and be healthy, I can cope with Liverpool and England, no problem.

"With experience of football and life, you learn to handle things. You know you can cope with the defeats and the bad performances.

"When I go home, I can totally switch off if I want. When I go through the door, I have to switch into Mickey Mouse world for the youngest, or dancing for the other two.

"When I leave the car park at Melwood, I try and become a completely different person. I try to get away from it. You have got to. Otherwise you end up like Jamie Carragher - obsessed!"

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Gerrard recently captained England to qualification for next summer's World Cup finals.

The midfielder, who has represented the Three Lions 107 times, is optimistic Roy Hodgson's side have what it takes to achieve success in Brazil.

"I never expected to get that amount of caps," reflected Gerrard. "When I made my debut, I set myself the personal target of trying to get 50 caps and score 10 goals if I could. So to have 107 is something I am really proud of, particularly being among those names.

"I'm not looking at Shilton or Beckham. Passing Bobby Moore would be the next one. To go past him, after everything he did, would be unbelievable. But the dream would be to come away from a tournament and everyone back home is proud of the team.

"To be clapped home would be amazing. But it will only happen if we go past the quarter-final. It is not about me passing Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton or David Beckham. To think about that would be very self-centred. I am not that type of person.

"For me the ambition is this: can I help get the team past a quarter-final? I haven't really thought about what I will do after the World Cup. It is all about going to enjoy this World Cup. What an experience it will be in Brazil. I am absolutely delighted to help the team get there, it was a great achievement. But now the attention has to switch to: what can we do there?"

Gerrard added: "I think there is a lot more realism now. Nobody is blowing us up to be something we are not. That has helped the team.

"The expectations aren't crazy, it is realistic. We are not one of the favourites but if we go there and it clicks, who knows?"