El Hadji Diouf launches extraordinary expletive-laden tirade against Liverpool legends

El Hadji Diouf

El Hadji Diouf calls Jamie Carragher "a f****** loser" and equates Steven Gerrard's slip against Chelsea to karma.

Controversial forward El Hadji Diouf has launched an extraordinary expletive-laden tirade against former Liverpool teammates Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard in an interview with French magazine So Foot.

The 35-year-old, who scored just six times in two seasons at Anfield, has attracted headlines in his career for such indiscretions as spitting at opposing fans and players, and allegedly taunting QPR striker Jamie Mackie whilst the Scot was lying prone on the turf after breaking his leg.

The Senegalese forward has been publicly criticised by Carragher and Gerrard in the past, and he has launched his latest retaliatory rant in the French publication in an interview published earlier on Thursday.

He said: "The difference between Jamie [Carragher] 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's a f****** loser."

Meanwhile, Diouf has had a high-profile spat with current LA Galaxy star Gerrard, who has previously said that the former Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers man is one of the worst signings in the history of Liverpool.

In response, the Senegalese gave a damning assessment of the ex-England captain's international career and placed the blame for Liverpool's lack of a Premier League title squarely on their former skipper's shoulders.

He added: "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 [Gerrard] 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 [at the end of the 2013-14 season]. If Liverpool has never won the Premier League. it's no accident. What goes around, comes around."

This is surely the most extraordinary verbal outburst yet from Diouf, who was also criticised on a number of occasions throughout his career of having a poor attitude at several of his clubs.

The 35-year-old played over 350 competitive matches in England with Liverpool, Bolton, Sunderland, Blackburn, Doncaster and Leeds United, and also had a loan spell at then-SPL side Rangers in 2011.

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