Elhadji Diouf, one-time Liverpool striker, has accused former team mate, Steve Gerrard, of hating blacks. According to the Senegalese striker, Gerrard never wanted Italian forward, Mario Balotelli, at Liverpool. Diouf alleged that Gerrard made life difficult for Balotelli at the club. The Senegalese striker also blamed Gerrard for the reds title loss two seasons ago. He went further to say Gerrard had been jealous of his achievements while he was at Liverpool. According to him, Gerrard never looked at him in the eye while he was at Liverpool.
Ryan Babel, a former Liverpool player, also black, refuted the claims saying he never experienced such in his spell at Liverpool. Steven Gerrard’s lawyers have since said Diouf’s claims are nothing but lies.