The Anfield legend was previously called a “turkey” by the former Senegal international and he doesn’t appear to be particularly surprised with this latest verbal outburst.
After seeing the headline that Diouf had once again torn into him and his fellow Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard, Carragher produced a brilliant response on Twitter.
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“The other big difference is he's scored less goals for LFC in the Premier League than me!," Carragher tweeted, "(Not counting OG’s!!)”
He’s not wrong, either.
Carragher did play 453 more league games for Liverpool
Carragher scored a grand total of four league goals for Liverpool - it should have been five with that long-range rocket on his final appearance for the Reds - while Diouf, who cost Liverpool £10 million in 2002, only managed to score three.
The caveat is, of course, the fact that Carragher played a lot more Premier League matches for Liverpool than Diouf - 453, to be precise.
Then again, Carragher played in central defence and probably averaged about two shots a season; whereas Diouf was signed to provide more goals from the wing.
Diouf is still bitter towards Liverpool duo
Diouf still hasn’t forgiven Carragher and Gerrard for not showing him enough respect when they were teammates together in the early 2000s.
The Senegalese forward, who left Anfield in 2005, even accused Gerrard of being racist after the Liverpool legend named him as the worst player he played with in his autobiography.
“Liverpool is not a club that welcomes black players, unless they are English — but if they are not they don’t stand a chance," the forward, who plied his trade with Malaysia Premier League side Sabah until recently, was quoted as telling Senegal’s Radio Futur Media by The Sun a few months ago.
“It is common knowledge that Gerrard has never liked blacks. When I was at Liverpool I showed him that I was black, I wasn’t English, and I wasn’t going to take any nonsense.
“He never dared look me in the eye all the time I was at the club.”
Gerrard strenuously denied these serious allegations and nothing has been said since, but Diouf hasn’t missed the chance to take a dig at his two former teammates whenever the opportunity has arisen over the past six months.
Carragher handles the situation well again
Carragher, meanwhile, knows it’s simply not worth getting angry with Diouf’s comments.
He tried to diffuse the situation after being called a turkey by tweeting: “It's better than a Donkey & plenty have called me that before!!!!!!”
And his light-hearted response on Twitter to Diouf’s latest outrageous comments is probably the sensible way of handling it.
Liverpool fans: was El Hadji Diouf treated fairly at Anfield? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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