Carragher announced his end of season retirement plans last week.
"You've seen in his last couple of performances against Arsenal and City, he has brought leadership into the back four," Gerrard told liverpoolfc.com.
"He organises, he's a big voice and he's played very well. His last two performances have typified his career. He has come back in, hasn't played much of late and has been one of our best players."