Ex-Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf has hit out again at Steven Gerrard – branding the former Anfield captain an “egotist”.
The pair have traded insults regularly over previous years, with Gerrard labelling Diouf’s behaviour as “contemptuous and spiteful” in relation to an incident where he spat at Celtic fans during Liverpool’s visit to Parkhead in 2003.
This year Diouf accused Gerrard of not liking black people – accusations branded “completely false” by the former England captain’s representatives.
In a fresh interview this week, Diouf again criticised Gerrard while branding long-time team-mate and fellow Liverpool great Jamie Carragher as a “turkey”.
“Steven Gerrard is a great club player but an egotist,” he told SoFoot.com.
“He didn’t care about Liverpool winning – all that mattered for him was getting on the scoresheet.
“I would offer him a stay in Senegal so that he sees how I am a king at home.”
Turning to Carragher, Diouf added: “I hate him. I found him useless.”
Ex-Rangers forward Diouf also branded former Celtic manager Neil Lennon a “dickhead”.
“I didn’t know Neil Lennon but saw his face and have always hated him,” Diouf said. “He was at Celtic and I was at Rangers and the two clubs were at war with each other. He is a dickhead and I’ve never liked him.
“At the end of the Liverpool-Celtic game in the Uefa Cup he asked me for my shirt but I never gave it to him. I would still not give him it today.”
Carragher has since responded to the ‘turkey’ jibe in good humour on Twitter, saying it was improvement on the insults he usually received. OmniSport