Filling in for Steven Gerrard, Carragher took the captain’s armband and did a wonderful job to rally the troops after conceding a goal in the first half and also praised the performance of striker Robbie Keane.
“It wasn't an easy match," Carragher said.
"They obviously had a little more to play for but we wanted to finish top of the group. It was a massive game for them.
"We conceded in the first half but our second half attacking performance from the lads and Keano was superb."