Diao on his way now

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by kopiteinkc, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    soccernet reports:

    Diao set to join Liverpool early

    Senegal midfielder Salif Diao will join Liverpool in the next few days, his newly-promoted French club Sedan have confirmed.

    His Anfield arrival was originally planned for December but boss Gerard Houllier had made it clear he could be called up in August if Steven Gerrard did not recover from his groin injury.

    With Gerrard still not fully recovered, Houllier hinted earlier this week that Diao was virtually on a plane to England.

    'It is true that Diao is leaving Sedan and is expected to arrive in Liverpool in the next few days,' a Sedan spokesman said today.

    Diao, a member of the Senegal squad that battled their way through to the World Cup quarter-finals in June, signed a five-year contract with the Reds on June 24 for a reported fee of £4.7million
     
  2. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    ahh these old posts are funny....... brings back the memories

    who the hell is salif diao???? oh thats right- he played reserves for Liverpool for a number of years!!!!
     
  3. Wingtips1

    Wingtips1 Member+

    May 3, 2004
    02116
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I would love to be able to have the time to go back and search some of the old threads and see just how much I bashed Houllier for signing the grossly over-rated pair of Diao and Diouf. Anybody who had half a brain saw that Papa Bouba Diop was the best player on the field for Senegal at the World Cup.
     
  4. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Oh man...I remember the Senagalese flag polo shirts they were selling on the official site to celebrate the arrival of the new Liverpool legends!!
     
  5. Red Bird

    Red Bird Member+

    Sep 30, 2003
    Oxford
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Diao's agent is allegedly named in the bungs furore. Wonder on whom will the dirt stick? I'll be watching the BBC's Panorama which promises to be an explosive expose of corruption, backhanders and such like in football.
     
  6. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    You know, I liked Salif Diao. He really knew how to get stuck in, got this mental picture of him horizontal, launching himself at the ball...or man...or anything in the way.
    Trouble is it was usually followed by a yellow card. But I like him!
     
  7. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  8. NC RED

    NC RED Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    Charlotte NC USA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    How much is this guy making sitting in the reserves. I know he and Harry K total up to quite a bit. At least with Harry it is injuries.

    I dont see why he wouldnt go to spain. Doesnt make sense.
     
  9. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    It seems like Diao is happy to collect his wages and could care less about furthering his career. He is not even close to being good enough for Liverpool. When his contract expires he will be lucky if he is still in top-flight football.
     

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