Gloriously deluded El Hadji Diouf has hit out at the mentality of Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard 6 years ago

Gloriously deluded El Hadji Diouf has hit out at the mentality of Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard

The definitive authority on great mindsets has had his say on Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard.

Model professional El Hadji Diouf, who has avoided controversy throughout a glittering, spitless career, is not a fan of the pair of Liverpool legends.

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The Senegalese legend, role model and idol to so many young supporters, slammed both Carragher and Gerrard in a bizarre tirade on the BBC.

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Asked about recent Reds signing Sadio Mane, a fellow countryman of Diouf's, the former Blackburn and Bolton striker suggested that Anfield is a much better place now that neither Gerrard nor Carragher are there.

“Mane has to be worried about nothing," Diouf said. "Today you don’t have a bad mentality at Liverpool like Steven Gerrard or Jamie Carragher. You don’t have a bad mentality any more, people to like only themselves.

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“Right now they have a good coach with a good mentality. Sadio stayed at Southampton for two years before he signed for Liverpool. He’s not like me, when I came to Liverpool I came to work in my car and I came from outside England. He’s been in England for two years now so for him it will be more easy.”

El Hadji Diouf and Ashley Cole

It's not the first time that Diouf has criticised former teammates. It will surprise you to learn that he's made something of a habit of publicly ridiculing them.

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Still though, he's got a great mentality.

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