Diouf brands Gerrard an ‘egotist’; slams ‘useless’ Carragher

Date published: Wednesday 30th December 2015 9:32 - Rob Conlon

El Hadji Diouf: Forward joined Liverpool for £10m in 2002

El Hadji Diouf has launched an astonishing attack on Liverpool legends Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, as well as current Bolton boss Neil Lennon.

Senegalese forward Diouf flopped at Anfield after joining the club for £10million from Lens in 2002, scoring only six goals in 79 matches.

The 34-year-old has previously hit out at former captain Gerrard – who admitted he had “no respect” for Diouf in his autobiography.

“Steven Gerrard is a great club player but an egotist,” Diouf said in an interview with French magazine So Foot.

“He didn’t care about Liverpool winning – all that mattered for him was getting on the scoresheet.

“The person I would least want to spend Christmas with is Jamie Carragher. I hate him. He was the biggest turkey I’ve seen on a pitch. I found him useless.”


Diouf also went on to slam former Celtic manager Lennon, who he also came up against as a player in a UEFA Cup quarter-final in 2003 – a tie which the Reds lost 3-1 on aggregate.

“I didn’t know Neil Lennon but saw his face and have always hated him,” he added.

“He was at Celtic and I was at Rangers and the two clubs were at war with each other. He is a d***head 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.”

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