“There’s always that question, I think being asked unfairly, of whether he scores enough goals, but isn’t he the top scorer in the league at the moment? And that’s in a team that hasn’t won that many league games this season, don’t forget.”
Carragher flicked on a Suso corner for Suarez’s 73rd-minute equaliser on Sunday, but said: “Did we work that goal out on the training ground? Are you joking? I never play, so I can’t work at anything!”
Carragher made his first Premier League start of the season at Stamford Bridge in place of the ill Martin Skrtel, one of only three players to also start the Europa League defeat in Moscow against Anzhi Makhachkala three days earlier.
And he added: “Obviously I want to play, but I’m delighted the manager called on me. It might not be another few weeks, or it could be next week before I play again.
“We all want to play, but with my age and situation I wouldn’t have a problem with the manager. He has been great with me. Whenever he needs me, I’ll be ready to be called upon.”
Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard will undergo a scan on a knee injury but is expected to be fit to win his 100th cap for England tomorrow.
The Liverpool captain picked up the knock at Stamford Bridge but is still being lined up to appear for Roy Hodgson’s side against Sweden in Stockholm.
A Football Association statement read: “Steven Gerrard will have a precautionary scan this afternoon, having reported for England duty on Sunday evening following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
“Gerrard is expected to be fit to travel to Sweden where he is in line to win his 100th cap for his country.”