None of Roy Hodgson's men were injured, but the tactics, combined with a 45-minute storm delay, left Gerrard unhappy.
"I think if you look at the chances we had the better, but we're quite frustrated," he told ITV 1.
"I'm quite frustrated. I thought the ref was poor, the game was interrupted, there was a big one in the first half and they were doing stupid fouls. There was no rhythm, we're frustrated but relieved at no injuries.
"I thought there were some horrific tackles for a friendly. I got caught with a bad one."
Referencing when Daniel Sturridge, lying on the floor, had a ball slammed into his chest, Gerrard added: "I don't understand refs seeing balls slammed into players' chests... It's a clear red card.
"But we came through with no injuries. We're frustrated, but we got a clean sheet and no injuries."
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