The Uruguay international scored his 20th goal of the season - the first Reds player to do so since Fernando Torres in 2009-10 - in the weekend's 5-0 win over Norwich.
Suarez, who turns 26 on Thursday, has become a talisman for the side, easing the burden on Gerrard who has carried the club for the best part of a decade.
Suarez has attracted his fair share of criticism after a race row with Patrice Evra and admitting diving to try to win a penalty.
But Gerrard believes the general portrayal of his team-mate is often inaccurate, although he accepts when it comes to playing football Suarez has only one aim and that is to win.
"He is very quiet in the dressing room and around the place," said the England captain.
"He is a family man: every time you ask him what he is doing he is with his family.
"When he comes onto the pitch he turns into a fighter, he turns into a winner."