Lizarazu, a World Cup winner with Les Bleus in 1998, has criticised Anelka's casual attitude in South Africa, accusing the forward of "strolling" and playing "in a selfish manner".
Anelka responded by sarcastically asking: "Lizarazu - who is he?
"When he speaks and we listen, we seem to hear a living legend. He's just a former player in lack of recognition, frustrated by the success of his mates Zidane and Dugarry.
"Has he forgotten that he was at the 2002 World Cup? I was not included in the squad but I refrained from comment. He should stop talking about respect."