The Liverpool legend was a marquee signing at Ibrox over the summer and he was close to the ideal start on Sunday afternoon.
Striker Alfredo Morelos was harshly sent off early in Gerrard's first domestic game in Scottish football and then Aberdeen's Dominic Ball escaped a red card for denying a scoring opportunity although he conceded a penalty.
The Gers, however, have already suffered a slight blow as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Aberdeen after watching rivals Celtic beat Livingston.More news: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expresses grief over death of M Karunanidhi
The Glasgow giants were dominant but unable to leave with three points to their name. "I thought we were very good with 11 men, I thought we were even better when we went down to 10". Aberdeen didn't have any idea against us, and for 93 minutes it was flawless.
"We dust ourselves down and take the positives from Burnley, and there were many of them - certainly in the individual performances from the players".
"I'm very pleased walking away from here (Aberdeen)", added the 38-year-old former Liverpool and England midfield great.More news: Del Potro, Fognini enter Los Cabos Open final
Aberdeen posed little threat until the dying moments when Bruce Anderson found space in the box in the third minute of injury time and rifled into the far corner with Aberdeen's first shot on target.
If you don't believe us, just look below.
"But we showed today that we're a class above Aberdeen".More news: The Mighty Ducks actor Shaun Weiss arrested a year after meth bust
If Gerrard is able to pull off a miracle in Glasgow, Paddy Power are going to have a lot of explaining to do come May.