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Former England captain Gerrard is to bring his Liverpool under-18s side to St George's Park next Friday, giving Gerrard his first taste of management in the process.
The Reds legend will need little introduction to Brewers fans, as one of the greatest players of his generation with more than 100 England caps to his name.
But while academy manager Dan Robinson knows it will be an exciting occasion, he wants his players to make the most of a meeting with an elite-level under-18s side.
"It's a great opportunity to play against one of the top academies in the country," said Robinson.
"He (Steven Gerrard) is onto a new chapter of his career, it's an exciting time for him getting his teeth stuck into coaching.
"For us to play against someone who will be taking that team on, it's exciting for everyone."
Jake Buxton has been singing the praises of pre-season - and how important it is to bond with new team-mates over the summer.
Buxton joined the Brewers last week on a one-year deal after leaving Wigan Athletic following their immediate relegation to League One, and is looking forward to forming new bonds at the Pirelli Stadium which may prove vital down the line in a hugely testing Championship campaign.
"You get to know your teammates, and make some new mates" he said, when asked about what pre-season entails.
"When you're in the trenches together and you need a hand off somebody else, hopefully you've done that through pre-season bonding and somebody will dig you out."
Meanwhile, Notts County chairman Alan Hardy has suggested that Buxton could yet be in line for a move to the club in the future.
Hardy revealed last month that the pair had met and discussed a move back to Buxton's native Nottinghamshire.
"Jake said he would love to come here at some point and who knows what could happen," he told the Nottingham Post.
"If it doesn't work out at Burton and in January he's available then that's something we could look at.
Buxton's former Wigan and Derby teammate Stephen Warnock has declared himself "as fit as I've ever felt" ahead of the new season.
For a player who has made more than 500 league appearances and played 48 games last season, it is a bold statement from the 35-year-old as he heads into a tough pre-season with his Albion team-mates.
"Every time I speak to people who have retired, they always say to me, 'just carry on as long as you can - as long as your body is telling you you're okay, carry on'," Warnock said.
"I feel as fit as I have ever felt."
Burton Albion players have helped Northern Ireland into their highest ever FIFA ranking.
Michael O'Neill's Northern Ireland have risen to their highest ever position of 22nd place in the new FIFA world rankings, following recent victories over New Zealand and Azerbaijan.
Albion's club-record signing Liam Boyce started in the World Cup qualifying victory over Azerbaijan and scored the winner in the 1-0 win over New Zealand, while midfielder Matty Lund - Nigel Clough's first signing ahead of the 2017/18 campaign - started the All Whites clash.
Jackson Irvine's Australia, meanwhile, have climbed to 45th in the latest FIFA table, three places above their previous position.