One man who will not be passing on his farewell wishes to Steven Gerrard will be El Hadji Diouf, who once labelled Gerrard a ‘****’.
Diouf earlier this year claimed Gerrard, who today announced his retirement, “killed his team by slipping against Chelsea”.
Diouf, 35, who played for Liverpool between 2002-05, has continued his feud with Gerrard and Jamie Carragher in another bizarre outburst.
The ex-Senegal international, who also played for Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland in the Premier League, was criticised by both Anfield icons in their respective autobiographies.
Diouf had previously launched attacks against Gerrard and Carragher in response, but has now released a fresh barrage of criticism against the duo.
Diouf told So Foot: “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 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 is no accident. What goes around, comes around.”
On Carragher, Diouf added: “The difference between Jamie and me is that I am a world-class player and he is a s***.
“The type of s*** that writes a book and mentions me all the time. Me, in my book, he does not warrant one phrase: He is a f****** loser.”
Diouf also labelled his time at Sunderland as “six s****y months” and claimed Anton Ferdinand was the “number one w*****” in the squad at that time.