El Hadji Diouf use Sadio Mane move to take another swipe at former Liverpool heroes

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The former Senegal star has reignited his war of words with Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

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Controversial former Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf has had another dig at ex-Reds heroes Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher whilst discussing compatriot Sadio Mane's move to Anfield in an interview with BBC Sport.

Diouf's fellow Senegalese forward Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton for a fee in excess of £30 million earlier this week to become the club's third signing of the summer.

Mane was signed after scoring 21 goals in 67 Premier League matches in two years for the Saints, and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to get the best out of the inconsistent but hugely talented 24-year-old.

Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the first goal for Southampton

Former Liverpool and Senegal forward Diouf believes his compatriot can be a success at Anfield, but could not help taking a latest swipe at former Reds heroes Gerrard and Carragher whilst discussing how well Mane will settle in.

Diouf told BBC Sport: "Mane has to be worried about nothing. Today you don’t have a bad mentality at Liverpool like Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher. You don’t have a bad mentality any more, people to like only themselves.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (R) confronts Blackburn's El Hadji Diouf (L)

"Right now they have a good coach with a good mentality."

Those comments are the latest in a long line of verbal sparring between Diouf and the two Anfield icons, with the 35-year-old having launched an extraordinary expletive-laden tirade at the pair earlier this year.

Carragher responded to those previous comments with a mocking retort on Twitter, but it appears as though Diouf simply cannot let bygones be bygones when it comes to his former teammates.

Referee Phil Dowd speaks with Blackburn Rovers El Hadji Diouf and Liverpool's Jamie Carragher

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