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War of Words El-Hadji Diouf slams Steven Gerrard following retirement

Gerrard announced his retirement from playing yesterday, ending an illustrious 19-year career.

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Tributes have flooded in from across the footballing world after Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from the game on Thursday.

Despite the almost universal positivity from ex-team mates and rivals, it has not stopped Liverpool flop El-Hadji Diouf sticking the knife in.

“I asked him to tell me in which big competition, Euros or World Cup, people think about him.”

And speaking on French TV channel SFR Sport last night, he layed into the Anfield legend once again.

“People told me at Liverpool, there was some guys you could not touch, but I touched them,” he said.

“That is why it was complicated for me.”

Fellow guest Emmanuel Petit, formerly of Arsenal and Chelsea, asked: “Are you talking about Steven Gerrard?”

To which Diouf replied: “I do. Stevie G and Jamie Carragher, the two scousers.”

Diouf then interjected Petit, who was struggling to recall the year of Liverpool’s Champions League triumph over AC Milan, to say: “Here is the proof, even you cannot remember.

“You are talking about Euros and World Cup. Today I owe you respect [Petit], I owe respect to Mr Zidane because you did win the World Cup.”

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