El Hadji Diouf admits regret over joining Liverpool and wishes he had joined Manchester United instead

EL HADJI DIOUF has admitted he regrets joining Liverpool and wished he'd signed for their bitter rivals Manchester United instead.

The Senegalese international netted just six goals in 80 appearances at the Anfield club after joining from French side Lens in 2002.

El Hadji Diouf admits regret over joining Liverpool and wishes he had joined Manchester United insteadPA:Empics Sport3 Diof scored six goals in 80 appearances for the Reds

He signed after a successful World Cup with his African nation.

But in three years in Merseyside his Premier League goal tally only reached three.

Now, the 37-year-old has admitted he regrets wearing the red Liverpool jersey.

When asked by RMC Sport which club he regretted playing for, he said: "I would say Liverpool.

El Hadji Diouf admits regret over joining Liverpool and wishes he had joined Manchester United insteadAction Images – Reuters3 Diouf has had numerous fights with his old skipper Gerrard

"Because if I had the chance again I would go to Manchester United or Barcelona. At the time they wanted me also."

As well as proving to be a failure on the pitch, Diouf proved to be a controversial character during his time with Liverpool.

He was banned for two matches after infamously spitting at the crowd at Celtic Park in 2003.

And he also snatched the ball away from fellow striker Neil Mellor for a penalty to score one of the six goals he managed at the club.

El Hadji Diouf admits regret over joining Liverpool and wishes he had joined Manchester United insteadGetty Images – Getty3 The ill-disciplined star went onto play for several clubs, including Rangers

The fiery marksman has also got into several fights with club legend Steven Gerrard in recent years.

His most recent swipe was in 2016 when he said his former captain "never did anything for his country."

After his move to the Reds, Diouf went onto play for Sunderland, Blackburn, Rangers, Doncaster and Leeds.

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