The Reds captain's new, deeper midfield role has seemingly become a topic of national and international debate over the past few weeks, with opinions fluctuating as wilding as Gerrard's performance levels did in the draw with Aston Villa and then the hammering of Everton.
Three goals in his last four Premier League games show that Gerrard can still have an influence on the Reds team no matter where he is played within it, and that has certainly been the case during what has now become 16 seasons of performing at the highest level.
The England captain will turn 34 in May, shortly before he leads his country out to battle at the World Cup in Brazil.
On Merseyside though, it is only his Liverpool performances that fans ever take notice of, with the last count standing at 654 appearances going into Saturday's match at home to Arsenal.
Gerrard has scored 165 times for the club to sit seventh in their all-time list of goalscorers, just seven goals off the great Kenny Dalglish. But which have been his greatest seasons at the club?
Here we count down the top five, starting with a campaign in which a great partnership was born.