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Former Liverpool Striker Admits Fight Between El Hadji Diouf & Steven Gerrard Left Hi

​Former Liverpool ahead Florent Sinama Pongolle has admitted that he was left ‘traumatised’ after witnessing a bust-up between ex-teammates Steven Gerrard and El Hadji Diouf.

Diouf joined Liverpool in 2002 however managed simply two years with the membership earlier than being shipped off to Bolton Wanderers – first on mortgage earlier than signing completely in 2005. He did not make a lot of an impression on the pitch, however his angle issues and frosty relationship with Gerrard are each notorious in Anfield folklore.

Diouf and Gerrard usually clashed behind the scenes, and Sinama Pongolle instructed Le Club des 5’s ​Walid Acherchour about one particular incident throughout a pre-season recreation which he might hardly consider was taking place.

“Half-time of a preseason recreation. Fight between Diouf and Gerrard,” he started. “I used to be traumatised. 

“Can you think about the younger ones seeing this and pondering that’s what professionals are like at that degree? At half-time, within the dressing room. Stevie G is all like ‘you need to cross, you need to cross’ and [Diouf] simply loses it.

“He didn’t converse English. His English was garbage. You know what he did? They hated one another a lot. Steven Gerrard arrives, he insults Diouf. ‘Hey, you f*****g…’. And [Diouf] couldn’t reply, so he grabs Gérard Houllier and says: ‘Tell him, I’ll f*** his mum’. He got here in and stated: ‘I’m not his mate, I’ll do him in right away’.”

Well then. That’s pretty.

Diouf’s time at Anfield is just not fondly remembered by anybody. Whether he was combating with ​Liverpool teammates, being charged for spitting at followers and gamers or just failing to really be any good at soccer, Diouf was at all times within the headlines for the unsuitable causes.

The former Senegal worldwide has by no means shied away from discussing his dislike of Gerrard, as soon as telling SFR Sport (through The Independent): “I respect the participant, very large participant, however the man, I don’t respect. And I instructed him, I let him know that. With all my respect I let him know.

“For me in Liverpool, he was not only a participant like anybody else. He needed to work and play his soccer as I needed to work and play my soccer.

“Then as you recognize, there have been some brown-nosers, who went to the supervisor to repeat what I stated. That was the true downside. When Gerrard did that, we had an argument, like actual males. That is why he doesn’t like me. He is aware of I say what I believe, that when it isn’t proper, no downside, I’m up for it.”

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