"It was a bad challenge and he deserved a red card."
Fabregas’ tackle came after Liverpool gave Chelsea a guard of honor on to the field in recognition of their title success.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said he did not see the challenge and declined to comment further, citing the furore which followed Diego Costa’s apparent stamp and subsequent suspension following the Blues’ Capital One Cup semi-final win over the same opposition in January.
Mourinho said: "I don’t think we need now another week of theatre like we had after the Capital Cup game."
The Blues last season ended Liverpool’s hopes of a first championship in 24 years and Gerrard has not been allowed to forget it after his slip let Demba Ba in to score.
Playing here for the final time before his move to the Los Angeles Galaxy, the former England captain was the subject of plenty of songs on Sunday, with his goal a riposte before he was was replaced 11 minutes from time.
Mourinho, who three times tried to sign Gerrard, led the applause, which swiftly drowned out the boos from the home faithful.