Gerrard, who made his Reds debut in 1998 and retired from playing last year, will begin the job in February.
“Liverpool are prepared to help me an awful lot. They want to help me to become a better coach or a better manager,” Gerrard, 36, told BBC Sport.
“But at the same time I’ve got to commit to it and put in the hard work.”
In a wide-ranging interview, Gerrard also:
“With me and Liverpool there will always be an emotional pull. But the decision to go back as a coach and what that entails, I couldn’t really make that decision on sentiment or emotion because I’d have been doing it for the wrong reasons,” he said.
“I’m very excited but at the same time a little bit nervous and a little bit anxious because it’s a brand new role, one that I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into.”