By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Although the Liverpool player suffered a knock during his team's recent Premier League game with Chelsea, he remains on course to captain the Three Lions in their upcoming friendly with Sweden, in what will be his 100th appearance for the country.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Fowler reflected on how far his former Reds team-mate has come on both the club and international stage.
"What really stood out even then was how nothing would ever faze him, whether making his debut for Liverpool and then England," Fowler said.
"It’s a well-deserved honour for him to get to 100 caps. He’s been Liverpool’s best player for many, many years, and alongside John Terry I’d say he’s been England's best over the same period."
Having trained alongside Gerrard whilst the two were part of the England set-up, former goalkeeper Nigel Martyn believed it was the 32-year old's immense desire to turn games in his team's favour that distinguished Gerrard from the rest.
"You quickly saw what a class player he was. He had that drive and determination even at that young age and a hunger about him that said he wanted to win football matches," he remarked.