The former Sunderland player hopes to start on Saturday, while Old Trafford midfielder Tom Cleverley hopes to learn from Paul Scholes
The 21-year-old has not experience much game time with the experienced England international since his signing from Sunderland last summer for around £20 million.
But the Reds captain has been a regular starter under Kenny Dalglish for the past month and the youngster admitted Gerrard has a huge influence over the Merseyside club’s fortunes.
“Stevie’s a massive player for Liverpool and everyone’s happy that he’s back fit and playing well,” Henderson told Sports Tonight Live.
“I’m no different to that, I just need to keep working hard, keep training well and hopefully I get played as well on Saturday.”
Looking at the opponents, United’s Tom Cleverley has suffered a number of injury woes this season but has been declared fit for the Old Trafford clash.
When asked if the tie was the biggest in the country, the midfielder said: “I’d say historically yeah.”
“[They’re] two of the most decorated clubs in the country [so] I’d say it’s a stand-out fixture.”
Cleverley, as with Henderson, hopes to learn from a fellow experienced centre-midfielder, in the form of Paul Scholes, who recently returned from retirement to aid his side’s quest for a record 20th title.
“Yeah definitely [I can learn from him],” the 22-year-old admitted. “It’s quite strange someone retiring then coming back.”