Former Liverpool player and legend Steven Gerrard is now in the news every day thanks to his autobiography and blasting revelations he made in that.
The latest to cause a stir is Steven Gerrard’s second book, originally titled “My Story”, where the player reveals all about his feelings towards, amongst others, Benitez, Balotelli and El-Hadji Diouf.
He said that he used to monitor new signings to check if he is world class like Xabi Alonso or El-Hadji Diouf, a Luis Suarez or a Mario Balotelli.
He was quoted: “I had seen a staggering number of new signings walk into the Liverpool training ground.
“I watched every single one of their first training sessions with close attention, wondering whether we’d bought a star or another dud, a king or a prat, a Xabi Alonso or an El Hadji Diouf, a Luis Suarez or a Mario Balotelli.”
The former Liverpool captain claimed Diouf had no real interest in football and cared nothing about Liverpool, finishing off by stating that while he had some respect for Balotelli, who could be ‘endearing’ at times, he had none for Diouf.
Diouf, known to be a controversial character, seemingly did not like what Steven Gerrard had to say about him and took to Radio Future Media in Senegal, relayed by Le10 Sport, to voice his opinion on the Liverpool legend.
He said: “We all saw how he made life difficult for Mario Balotelli at Liverpool. I warned him. Liverpool isn’t a team that accepts black people unless they are English.”
“It’s common knowledge. Gerrard has never liked black people. When I was at Liverpool, I showed him I was black, that I wasn’t English, but that I’m no pushover. All the time I was there, he never dared looked me in the eye.”
It is a huge statement from the Senegalese to call Steven Gerrard as racist and his image to the Kops will be surely become even worse now.