Former Liverpool striker, El Hadji Diouf says club legend, Steven Gerrard is nothing, adding that he had told him so.
Diouf had previously hit out at the former Liverpool captain, claiming Italian striker, Mario Balotelli’s struggles at the club were caused by the former England captain.
Diouf again slammed his former team-mate after the Liverpool great confirmed his retirement yesterday.
The 36-year-old Champions League and FA Cup winner announced on Thursday he was retiring from professional football.
The Senegalese told SFR Sports, “When I arrived, I showed him that he was nothing.
“I asked him, ‘What great competition have you played and where do people remember you?’ It wasn’t [Zinedine] Zidane.
“The player, I respect him. He’s a great player. But the man and the person not. I let him know.
“For me, he was a player like everyone else. He had to keep up well, and play as he knew how to do, but don’t go to the coach to report what happens in the dressing room.”
“He knows that I don’t mince words.
“He did not look in my eyes because he was afraid. And he was afraid to speak to me.
“And when I arrived at Liverpool, it was he who asked me for my jersey, not the opposite.”