El Hadji Diouf could be any more unpopular with Liverpool fans if he tried.
The notorious former Premier League star didn’t exactly make a huge impact on the pitch at Anfield, and later criticised the likes of Steven Gerrard, which is tantamount to blasphemy on Merseyside.
On the day Stevie G announced his retirement from professional football, it seems Diouf was at it again.
This is a player whose main claim to fame was spitting at other players, but here’s his rather unusual take on the Liverpool and England legend, given on SFR Sport last night:
— SFR Sport (@SFR_Sport) November 24, 2016
“People told me at Liverpool, there were some guys you could not touch, but I touched them,” he says, translation via the Sun.
“That is why it is complicated for me.”
Co-panellist, former Arsenal and France star Emmanuel Petit, asked: “Are you talking about Steven Gerrard?”
Diouf replied: “I do. Stevie G and Jamie Carragher. The two scousers.
“When I arrived I showed him he was nothing at all. Nothing at all.”
It’s not really worth comparing Diouf’s three goals in three years at the club to Gerrard’s nine trophies, 710 appearances, and 120 goals.
The feud still hasn’t died, though, after all these years, and the former Senegal international’s latset comments are bound to infuriate Liverpool fans, particularly on a day when Gerrard was being celebrated for all the right reasons.