While acknowledging he had been beaten for pace by United States striker Jozy Altidore during Saturday's 1-1 draw, 32-year-old Carragher believes there is no reason why he cannot form a successful partnership with John Terry.
"Every player has different strengths and weaknesses, no player has everything," he said.
"I'm certainly not slow but I'm not the quickest. The reason myself and Terry are at this level is that we are good at reading the game rather than having outstanding pace.
"If you're playing against a quick striker you play deeper. If there's a slow striker you push up. The best partner I had at Liverpool was Sami Hyypia and he was slower than me and Terry.
"It's about understanding and getting in the right position. We played against the best strikers in the world."