Controversial former Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf has claimed that he regrets signing for Liverpool, as his failed spell at Anfield could have been avoided had he picked another suitor back in the summer of 2002.
Diouf signed for Liverpool for around £10m following the summer's World Cup in Japan and Korea, and his arrival was met with excitement on Merseyside, following a string of impressive performances for Senegal. However, the striker never lived up to expectations, and after two short years (and just three Premier League goals) he left the club to join Bolton Wanderers.
While regarded as one of the Reds' biggest transfer mistakes of the Premier League era, Diouf has continued to be an outspoken critic of his former club. Looking back on his 17-year professional footballing career, he told on RMC's Footisme programme (as quoted by GFFN) just how much he regretted choosing to sign for Liverpool.
To be fair most Liverpool fans wish he hadn't.— kopiteshaun #JC4PM #LFC #JFT96 (@kopiteshaun) December 4, 2018
Diouf is already a disliked figure by a number of Liverpool fans, following criticism from Liverpool legends Steven Gerrard's and Jamie Carragher.
Source : 90min