England Under-19s take on Germany in Dusseldorf on Monday evening and Liverpool fan Alli sees the encounter as the perfect opportunity to emulate Gerrard.
"It's something I have been thinking about," Alli told the Daily Mail.
"I've had a few chances when I've been playing for England and I feel like they've been easy chances, but I've just been messing up so I can't wait to get off the mark. I am actually a Liverpool fan and Gerrard is someone I look up to massively.
"If the ball drops for me on Monday like it did for him against Germany, I'm smashing it. If I get the goal I'll obviously be happy but the win is all that matters."
Alli, 18, has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Liverpool in recent weeks.