The No. 11 took his tally to 10 goals in his last nine starts at Stamford Bridge, repeating the heroics that saw him net in the league meeting just nine days earlier.
"Maxi is a top player," Carragher told liverpoolfc.tv. "He probably doesn't play as often as he would maybe like but whenever he comes in he does a great job.
"We're talking about a top international who has played in World Cups."