Ex-Liverpool midfielder slams Gerrard over autobiography

Date published: Sunday 4th June 2017 6:50 - Matthew Stead

Former Liverpool player Salif Diao has hit out at Reds legend Steven Gerrard for comments made in his 2015 autobiography.

The ex-Liverpool captain referred to the signings of Diao, El-Hadji Diouf and Bruno Cheyrou in 2002 as “probably the biggest waste of £18m in Liverpool’s history”.

Now, the Senegalese midfielder has hit back at Gerrard, insisting he is not in a position to set the standard for the club.

“I have nothing against him but I think writing books and criticising your ex-teammates is really low,” he told the BBC.

“Who is he to say this player has a standard for Liverpool and that player doesn’t have the standard for Liverpool?

“I am very happy and proud to have played for Liverpool and I always gave 100 percent.

“Today the best reward I get is that everywhere I go in the world Liverpool fans say: ‘thank you Salif for what you did for the club.'”

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