Apparently the hatred between El Hadji Diouf and Steven Gerrard was so bitter that a half time fight ended up in a mother-f***ing tirade.
According to Diouf’s compatriot Sinama Pongolle, this resulted in explosive and expletive arguments.
He recalls one half time during a preseason friendly.
Gerrard laid into Diouf who didn’t take kindly to it and from then on it was fireworks, F-bombs and mothers.
Pongolle recalls in an Instagram live session:
“It was half-time of a pre-season game a fight between Diouf and Gerrard. I was traumatized.”
“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, so you know what he did? They hated each other so much.”
“Steven Gerrard arrives and he insults Diouf: ‘Hey, you f*cker’. And Diouf couldn’t answer.”
“So he grabs Gerard Houllier and says: ‘Tell him I’ll f*ck his mother!’.”
“He came in and said: ‘I’m not his mate, I’ll do him in straight away’.”
Diouf later accused Gerrard and the club of being racists, as the bitter feud continued long after Diouf left Liverpool.