But Gerrard does not blame Belgium player Dries Mertens whose push on Chelsea defender Gary Cahill during Saturday's international at Wembley led to him colliding with Joe Hart and suffering a double fracture of the jaw.
Gerrard said: "Losing Gary is a massive blow.
"I am angry because we have lost some big players with a tournament eight or nine days away.
"That's the blow and that's the price you pay for these warm-up games.
But, as regards the challenge by Mertens, Gerrard said: "I don't think you can blame the guy because he was itching to score a goal.
"Maybe he got carried away but I don't think you can put any blame on the kid."