The 23-year-old, who missed a glut of chances in Sunday's League Cup final and saw a penalty saved by Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster, fired home the opening goal on the half-hour mark against Young Boys, and could have had more.
His first-half strike was, incredibly, his 14th goal of the competition so far, prompting Gerrard to single him out for special praise.
"He is a born goalscorer," the Light Blues boss said after the match.
"Some days, he won't score - he's human.
"But in this competition, he must be player of the season so far. I'm not surprised he bounced back tonight."