Unpopular former Premier League striker El Hadji Diouf has gone on a verbal rampage, saying Steven Gerrard’s famous slip against Chelsea was karma and calling Jamie Carragher ‘a f*****g loser’ in an explosive interview in France.
The ex-Senegal international was derided by fellow players and fans for his spitting habits and dirty challenges, and it seems he hasn’t lost his loud mouth after this astonishing attack on his former Liverpool teammates.
Diouf didn’t see eye to eye with many at Anfield but least of all Gerrard. The former Reds captain claimed in his autobiography the striker was one of the worst signings in the club’s history, while Diouf retorted by accusing the former Reds captain of ‘never liking black people’ in a radio interview last year.
And it seems Diouf wasn’t done there, while also revealing he attacked ex-Sunderland team-mate Anton Ferdinand with a smashed glass in a club in Manchester.
Speaking to So Foot magazine in an interview due to be published in France on Thursday, Diouf said: “The difference between Jamie [Carragher] and me is that I am a world-class player and he is a s**t.
“The type of s**t that writes a book and mentions me all the time. Me, in my book, he does not warrant one phrase: he’s a f*****g loser.”
And on his spat with former skipper Gerrard, he added: “Do you think Gerrard means it when he says that El-Hadji Diouf is not a very good player?
“I carried the national team for many years, 14 million fans on my shoulders. When we won, it was thanks to me. When we lost, it was my fault.
“What I represented for Senegal, he [Gerrard] never managed 100th of that for England. He has never done anything in the World Cup or the Euros.
“When I arrived at Liverpool, seeing as I just did what I wanted, he thought that I did not respect the club.
“But he downright killed his team by slipping against Chelsea. If Liverpool has never won the Premier League, it’s no accident. What goes around, comes around.”
Diouf also launched an expletive-laden storm on his ‘crap’ former Sunderland teammates, and Anton Ferdinand in particular, who he called ‘the number one w****r’ at the Stadium of Light and who he apparently fought with on numerous occasions.
The striker, who played for the Black Cats for ‘six s****y months’ in 2008, said: “We were not fighting, I sorted him out, before we were separated.
“I said to him, ‘Let’s go to the gym, I will take you on.’ He did not want to. I said, ‘You are like your brother… you walk like him, you eat like him – write your own story.’
“Inevitably, it was difficult in terms of atmosphere, I spent six s****y months there. We were not a team. There were little w*****s in the group who thought they were the best but they were crap. Anton, he was the number one w****r.”
On crossing paths again in a Manchester nightclub, he added: “I ignored him; that must have bothered him, so he came over to test me.
“I’m a man, I can defend myself. If there is a crazy guy who wants to take me on, I’ll show him that I’m crazier than him. The first of his friends who came too close to me, he ended up running away.
“Since I was drinking champagne, I broke my glass and I attacked them… I came out unscathed, and since then, the club now uses plastic glasses.”