Despite scoring against Ukraine, the striker produced two Âlacklustre Âperformances during ÂEngland's Euro 2012 campaign after returning from his Âsuspension.
"I just think that ever since Wayne has been around and because of his Âperformances in 2004, there is an Âexpectation that he comes to these Âtournaments and wins them all on his own," said Gerrard.
"That's unfair. When it goes wrong Âpeople then point to Wayne and his Âperformances, and blame him.
"The responsibility has to be on the 23 players. It's unfair to look at Wayne and say because Wayne didn't play well, it's the Âreason why we haven't won games.
"I've mentioned on many occasions at this level the biggest thing is to play Âwithout expectation, without fear.
"It's only Ânormal that Wayne is brought down by that because everyone expects and wants him to do well."