Ex-Senegal striker El Hadji Diouf who is known for his controversies during his playing times is out again blasting his former Liverpool team-mates Steven Gerrard tagging the England international as “Nothing”.
Steven Gerrard a Champions League and FA Cup winner did announce his retirement from professional football.
Diouf, a regular critic of Gerrard during his two season spell at Anfield.
The Senegalese international, who was the only Liverpool striker to go an entire season without registering a single goal has come out to reignite his criticism for the former Liverpool captain.
Diouf speaking to SFR Sport.
“When I arrived, I showed him that he was nothing,”
“I asked him, ‘What great competition have you played and where do people remember you?’ It wasn’t [Zinedine] Zidane.
“The player, I respect him. He’s a great player. But the man and the person not. I let him know.
“For me, he was a player like everyone else. He had to keep up well, and play as he knew how to do, but don’t go to the coach to report what happens in the dressing room.”
Diouf believes Gerrard became scared of him, adding: “He knows that I don’t mince words.
“He did not look in my eyes because he was afraid. And he was afraid to speak to me.
“And when I arrived at Liverpool, it was he who asked me for my jersey, not the opposite.”