Former Liverpool midfielder and captain Steven Gerrard is considering to take legal action against his former teammate El-Hadji Diouf who accused the Liverpool legend to be racist.
Steven Gerrard’s second autobiography, originally titled “My Story”, where the player revealed all about his feelings towards his former teammates and managers including Rafael Benitez, Mario 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.
There has been no previous incident where Gerrard could be established as a racist and the LA Galaxy start is now considering to take legal action against his former teammate, according to Telegraph
“We all saw how he made life difficult for Mario Balotelli in Liverpool,” Diouf told Senegalese radio station Radio Future Media, according to Le10 Sport.
“I warned him. Liverpool is not a team that welcomes blacks unless they are British. Otherwise, you have no chance. This is common knowledge.”
“Gerrard has never liked black people,” Diouf went on to claim. “When I was in Liverpool, I showed him that I was black, I’m not English, but I will not let him walk all over me. All the time I spent there, he never dared to look me in the eye.”
“Gerrard is just jealous. What I have done in football, he did not. When I came to Liverpool, I came up with the status of a boss and he lives there.”
“I am respected in world football, the greatest football experts have appointed me among the seven best players in the World Cup, the top 100 players of the century.”
“Several big players do not belong. Everywhere I go out of my country, they worship me. [Gerrard], wherever he goes outside his city of Liverpool, will be insulted.”