The 19-year-old has become a regular fixture in the first-team at Anfield since the turn of the year, helping them mount a serious title challenge in the Premier League.
Sterling has now paid tribute to his skipper by thanking him for his encouragement and support.
"I couldn't ask for a better captain," the England international is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "Before every game he is helping me in terms of what player I am up against.
"To have someone like that to encourage you is great."
Sterling has scored seven goals in 29 games for Liverpool so far this season.