Liverpool badbaoy El Hadji Diouf once threatened to ‘f***’ Steven Gerrard’s MUM during dressing room bust-up. – The Sun
FORMER Liverpool bad boy El Hadji Diouf told Steven Gerrard that he'll "f*** his mum" during an extraordinary dressing room bust-up.
There was no love lost between the pair during their time together at the Reds and both have been vocal in their dislike of each other.
Diouf spent three years in Merseyside following his £10million move from Lens that also included a year loan spell with Bolton.
But their rivalry came to a head during a pre-season friendly when the pair came to blows at half-time.
Former player Florent Sinama Pongolle revealed how he couldn't believe his eyes when Diouf "just lost it."
Speaking to Sportwitness, he said: "Half-time of a pre-season game. Fight between Diouf and Gerrard. I was traumatised.
"Can you imagine the young ones seeing this and thinking that's what professionals are like at that level?
"At half-time, in the dressing room. Stevie G is all like, "You have to pass, you have to pass" and [Diouf] just loses it.
"He didn't speak English. His English was rubbish. You know what he did? They hated each other so much. Steven Gerrard arrives, he insults Diouf. "Hey, you f*****".
"And [Diouf] couldn't answer, so he grabs [former Liverpool boss] Gerard Houllier and says: 'Tell him, I'll f*** his mum'."
Gerrard wrote in his 2015 autobiography that Diouf "did not care about football and about Liverpool".
The Rangers manager added: "I wasn't Diouf's No 1 fan.
"Being around Melwood and Anfield I knew which players were hungry, which players had Liverpool at heart. Diouf was just interested in himself.
"His attitude was all wrong. I felt he wasn't really a***d about putting his body on the line to get Liverpool back at the top."
Diouf reignited their war of words a year later following Gerrard's retirement by claiming he didn't respect him as a man.
The 39-year-old said: "People told me at Liverpool, there were some guys you could not touch, but I touched them.
"That is why it is complicated for me.
"Stevie G and Jamie Carragher. The two scousers.
"When I arrived I showed him he was nothing at all. Nothing at all.
"I repeat. I respect the player, very big player, but the man I do not respect. And I told him. I let him know that."
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