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El Hadji Diouf blasts old Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher

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Former striker El Hadji Diouf has blasted old Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher by suggesting he wasn’t even talented enough to play for the club.

Carragher was a one-club man over at Liverpool and made 737 appearances in all competitions in a career that spanned 17 years. He retired in 2013 as the club’s second-longest ever serving player.

The former centre-back won three EFL Cups, two FA Cups, two Community Shields, two UEFA Super Cups, a UEFA Cup and the Champions League at Anfield.

On the other hand, Diouf started out in France for Sochaux before eventually ending up at RC Lens in Ligue 1. But an impressive showing for Senegal in the 2002 World Cup convinced Liverpool chiefs to fork out £10m to bring him to Anfield.

But the 38-year-old could only manage six goals and five assists in 80 outings at Anfield. He was viewed as a controversial figure and once stated it was a “mistake” to join Liverpool in the first place.

Diouf has also regularly slammed Reds legends Carragher, who he branded as “s*it” and a “f*cking loser” in 2016, and Steven Gerrard.

And now Diouf has launched another attack on Carragher by suggesting that he was only in the team because he was from the area.

“Jamie Carragher, he has two left feet. He’s a right-footed player who has two left feet and he played because he was a Scouser,” he told BeIN Sports.

“If he was not a Liverpool kid, he was never going to make the career he did. But I had the [balls] to go out of my house and cash in on my talent here in Europe.

“Was it necessary for him to go to Inter, to Real Madrid? Has he had any offers in his life?”

After leaving Liverpool in 2005, Diouf went to have spells with Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, Rangers, Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United before leaving England in 2014.

Following a brief spell at Malaysian second-tier side Sabah FA, Diouf retired in 2015 and now has now returned to his native Senegal.

LIVERPOOL – OCTOBER 25: El Hadji Diouf of Liverpool strikes the ball during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Liverpool and Leeds on October 25, 2003 at Anfield in Liverpool, England. Liverpool won the match 3-1. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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