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El Hadji Diouf takes yet ANOTHER swipe at Steven Gerrard as feud continues

The former Senegal international claimed Gerrard 'never did anything for his country' in his latest interview

Three things in are certain in life.

Death, taxes and El Hadji Diouf taking a pop at Steven Gerrard any time he gets the chance.

So what is his latest gripe?

Say what you want about El Hadji but the man has style

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Say what you want about El Hadji but the man has style

In an interview with the BBC the former Liverpool and Senegal forward set the record straight, once again, on his relationship with Gerrard.

He said: “I have no problem with him. He is a strong character and I am a strong character.”

Diouf then proceeded to explain exactly why he had a problem with Gerrard.

When he sees Steven Gerrard on the other side of the road

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When he sees Steven Gerrard on the other side of the road

He said: ” People like him in Liverpool but he never did anything for his country.

“I am Mr El Hadji Diouf, Mr Senegal, but he is Mr Liverpool and Senegal is bigger than Liverpool and he has to know that.”

Senegal has a population of more than 15 million people, while Liverpool has just shy of 500,000 residents so, strictly speaking, Diouf isn’t wrong.

Mr Senegal meets Mr Northern Ireland

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Mr Senegal meets Mr Northern Ireland

But when it comes to international honours Diouf has none to talk of.

He played a starring role in leading Senegal to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup and helped them finish runners-up in the African Cup of Nations in the same year.

However the 36-year-old, who last played for Sabah FA in Malaysia, was never able to lift an international trophy with Senegal.

This is no time for telling jokes lads

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This is no time for telling jokes lads

Gerrard suffered similar disappointment with England but has a Champions League medal to help him get over his lack of international silverware.

But only one of the pair made it into Pele’s 100 greatest living footballers, and it isn’t Stevie G.

Confirmation that great players don’t always make great judges of talent.