The Liverpool skipper has adapted his game to a more defensive midfield role at Anfield since Brendan Rodgers took charge.
The 33-year-old, who scored his 100th Premier League goal against Newcastle last weekend, claims the recent switch to a 3-4-1-2 system has allowed him to push further forward, but that he now decides when to make his attacking surges.
"I can get forward slightly more in this formation knowing that I have got three defenders behind me," Gerrard said.
"In general, whether the system changed or not, I have spoken to Brendan and he wants me to pick and choose my runs.
"Everybody understands that I'm not 21 anymore where I can burst into the box at every opportunity. With experience, I hope I can pick the right times for those bursts.
"I'm not going to become an out-and-out holding midfielder just yet.
"With the goal against Poland, I saw the opportunity late on and still had the energy to burst into the box and managed to get a toe on to it and settle everybody's nerves.
"Hopefully I have a few more of those in the locker before I become an out-and-out holding midfielder.
"Slowly with time I will adapt my game and maybe become a controlling midfielder.
"Certainly, for the remainder of this season I am still going to try and pick my runs to get forward into the box.
"I'll honestly and openly admit I'm not 21 anymore and I haven't got those energy levels where I can go forward every single time."