Some people feel that the only way they can remain relevant is by having a pop at other, more successful people. (Why A League Of Their Own Is A Load Of Insufferable Nonsense - Ed).
One such example is El Hadji-Diouf. Diouf has had an odd self-esteem for the only Liverpool player to wear the Number 9 to have gone an entire season without scoring. This fact, along with the fact that Diouf is a largely odious character - he infamously spat at Celtic fans in 2003 - has left Liverpool fans' view of him greatly discordant with his opinion of himself.
A number of Liverpool players have shared their supporters view of Diouf, including Steven Gerrard who said in his recent autobiography that he had no respect for Diouf, ranking him among the Liverpool signings he liked the least owing to his "contemptuous and spiteful demeanour".
In an attempt to redress the balance, Diouf has consistently and irrationally criticised Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. Last year, in the aftermath of Gerrard's book being published, Diouf made the staggering claim that Gerrard "does not like black people", comments which led Gerrard to seek legal advice. And in December, Diouf responded to a question claiming that Carragher would be the person he would least like to spend Christmas with, calling him "the biggest turkey on the field".
And in December, Diouf responded to a question claiming that Carragher would be the person he would least like to spend Christmas with, calling him "the biggest turkey on the field".
Diouf has another go at Gerrard and Carragher today. In an interview with So Foot magazine, he has had these absurd things to say.
The difference between Jamie and me is that I am a world-class player and he is a s**t. The type of s**t that writes a book and mentions me all the time. Me, in my book, he does not warrant one phrase: he's a f*****g loser.
His comments in the same magazine on Gerrard were the most caustic of all:
I carried the national team for many years, 14 million fans on my shoulders. When we won, it was thanks to me, when we lost, it was my fault. What I represented for Senegal, he never managed 100th of that for England. He has never done anything in the World Cup or the Euros.
When I arrived at Liverpool, seeing as I just did what I wanted, he thought that I did not respect the club. But he downright killed his team by slipping against Chelsea. If Liverpool has never won the Premier League, it's no accident. What goes around, comes around.
What will Diouf say next? Tune in next month.