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‘Nobody Is More Egotistical Than Steven Gerrard’ – El Hadji Diouf Lets Rip On His Former Captain

By Alan Duffy

Never one to win friends and influence people, eternal bad-boy El Hadji-Diouf has been at it again, this time taking aim and firing both barrels at former teammate Steven Gerrard.

In an interview with L’Equipe, the Leeds forward discusses his career and his bad-boy image, but it’s his quotes on Gerrard which are sure to irk Reds fans as well as the man himself, of course. In discussing the criticism levelled at Diouf in Gerrard’s autobiography, the Senegalese ‘sewer rat’ says:

“Steven Gerrard’s words? It is jealousy. I was the most important man at that time and I had everyone at my feet.  I was committed to the Senegal national team. I took them to the quarter finals of the 2002 World Cup.

“I was in the 100 best players of the century list by Pele not him.  I respect him as a footballer, but there is no one more selfish than he is. He prefers that Liverpool loses and he scores.

 “He doesn’t care about anyone. I’ve talked to Liverpool greats and no one can stand him.”

“No one can stand him?” Bloody hell! Don’t hold back there, Monsieur Diouf! It’s all a bit rich coming from a man who drives around in a four-wheel drive Ferrero Roche.

We’d also just like to point out that, while it’s true that Diouf was included in Pele’s little list, the Brazilian legend also named Nicky Butt as his player of the tournament at the 2002 World Cup. Draw your own conclusions there.

So Liverpool fans, is there a grain of truth in Diouf’s critique of Stevie G, or is it just sour grapes?


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By Alan Duffy on October 19th, 2012 in Liverpool. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

15 Responses to “‘Nobody Is More Egotistical Than Steven Gerrard’ – El Hadji Diouf Lets Rip On His Former Captain”

  1. Trifon Poliakov says:

    What a bum! This guy is useless, always talking trash.. The worse player that the football have ever seen. “In the 100 best players of the century list” ? Just stop there, we’ve laughed enough.

  2. Rory says:

    That Pele list was a load of shit! I think it even had 125 players in it. It is far too vanilla and politically correct, like the man himself, and they geographical spread of the players that FIFA wanted is the only reason the likes of Diouf and Mia Hamm got into it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    that is rich coming from diouf

  4. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    The man has the brains of a seven year old kid. That explains a lot if not everything, I reckon.

  5. usrick says:

    If Pele’s list includes both genders, Mia Hamm belongs on it. Diouf not so much!!

  6. Egotistical…………………..hahahaahahahahahahaahahahh no way he used that word

  7. rob says:

    He’s not fit to spit on Gerrard’s boots.

  8. Zam says:

    It’s simple, they’re both twats.

  9. :) says:

    hahaha the gag about his car being a ferroro rocher was hilarious!!

  10. Mr. Sparkle says:

    Pele is a bit of a tosser. Corrupt, likeable perhaps by people who don’t really know anything about the sport.

  11. Some guy says:

    I can find very few people who dislike Stevie G and very few people who like El Hadji Diouf. When I moved to Glasgow for a year I was forced to make the dreaded Celtic vs Rangers decision. Needless to say Ranger’s new star signing was the above mentioned.

  12. me says:

    “I was the main man and I had every one at my feet.” Well, he wasn’t, and he didn’t. So the whole thing must be a pile of b******s.

  13. meh says:

    El Hadji Diouf should change his last name to Diaf.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I almost forget his name, el ha dof??haha..i dont wanna talk about him,only the great Stevie

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