"I thought they were brilliant," he said.
"Carragher marshalled the defence and put in two big performances in two big games (having played against Arsenal on Wednesday).
"He was up against top players - Aguero is one of the best in the world - and Steven Gerrard you have just seen him get better and better as the season has gone on once he has got a grasp of what we are trying to do.
"The senior players are vital for us. We have a lot of young, talented players who are going to need time to grow but whilst they are growing we have senior players who have been outstanding."