Ferdinand has been an outspoken critic of English football at youth and grassroots level since he retired from the international game in May.
And earlier this week he launched an attack on the senior side, claiming one of the reasons behind the nation's failure at international tournaments is because the team lack a coherent style.
Ferdinand said: "We started to see something when Glenn Hoddle was in charge, (there was) a bit of an identity then, free-flowing football and you would say we were starting to get an idea of the pattern of what he wanted to implement in the team. Since then I don't think we've actually really seen an identity, where you could say, 'that's an England team'."
The comments drew a blunt response from England skipper Gerrard, who clearly does not agree with the thoughts of the Manchester United man.
When asked if he understood Ferdinand's argument, Gerrard told a press conference: "Not really. To be honest with you I am not really interested in what Rio Ferdinand has got to say about this group of players.
"When you play for England there is always a lot of opinions outside the group, especially in a World Cup year. There is going to be more people voicing their opinions but when we're inside nobody takes much notice of what is being said on the outside."
While it is true that England have failed to impress at international tournaments in the last 23 years, Gerrard feels it would be harsh to suggest the current squad, that includes the likes of himself, Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere, have not formed an "identity" in recent times.
"I think (this team) does (have an identity)," the 33-year-old continued.
"I think we have a good team, some top players and I am really confident we can prove it this year."
Of the players at Roy Hodgson's disposal, Wilshere is one of the few capable of ending England's dismal run in international tournaments.
Much pressure has been on Wilshere's shoulders ever since he made his England debut aged 18, but fans of the Arsenal midfielder have only seen glimpses of him thereafter due to a series of serious injuries.
The 21-year-old has only started once for England since 2011, but after a full pre-season with Arsenal he wants to be a regular in the side for the rest of the World Cup qualifying campaign.
"My England career has been a bit stop start, and that is frustrating, but now that I have had a good pre-season, hopefully I can stay fit and get a good run of games with Arsenal and then with England to help with the qualifiers," he said.
Wilshere was just four years old when Euro '96 came around and Paul Gascoigne looped the ball over Colin Hendry's head before firing past Andy Goram to score one of the most memorable England goals of all time.
The 21-year-old still remembers the goal well, though, as does Gerrard, who was coming through the youth ranks at Liverpool at the time.
The England captain also remembers the two meetings between the bitter rivals three years later, however, one of which did not turn out so well for the Three Lions.
Even though England won the Euro 2000 playoff 2-1 on aggregate thanks to Paul Scholes' brace at Hampden Park, Gerrard has not forgotten the disappointment of watching the hosts lose 1-0 at Wembley in the second leg.
"I remember Gazza in '96, but also the more recent one where Don Hutchison broke all our hearts and they beat us 1-0," Gerrard said.
"Now we want to make our own memories. England-Scotland fixtures don't come around very often so we need to try and make the most of it."
Gerrard is so excited about the prospect of playing against Scotland on Wednesday that he wants the fixture to become a regular in the international calendar once again.
"This is a friendly game, but it has an edge to it," he said.
"I have enjoyed the games we played against Ireland and Wales and hopefully more of these fixtures aren't too far away.
"As players these are the games you want to play in and they are the ones that fans want to watch."