Former Liverpool man Salif Diao has hit out at Steven Gerrard for comments made in his 2015 autobiography.
The ex-Liverpool captain referred to the signings of Diao, El-Hadji Diouf and Bruno Cheyrou in 2002 as “probably the biggest waste of £18m in Liverpool’s history”.
Now, the Senegalese midfielder has hit back at Gerrard, insisting he is not in a position to set the standard for the club.
“I have nothing against him but I think writing books and criticising your ex-teammates is really low,” he told the BBC.
“Who is he to say this player has a standard for Liverpool and that player doesn’t have the standard for Liverpool?
“I am very happy and proud to have played for Liverpool and I always gave 100 percent.
“Today the best reward I get is that everywhere I go in the world Liverpool fans say: ‘thank you Salif for what you did for the club.'”