When Liam was asked about Noel's comments, the One Direction star told BBC Radio One that he found it all a bit "sad."
He explained, "The funny thing was, I met him the day the story came out. I didn't know it was coming out, and he came up and said, 'All right, mate? How are you doing?' I was like, 'Fine thanks, mate. Nice to meet you.' The next day I read the story and thought, 'How sad is that?' He completely dissed us. Nice to diss your fans, isn't it?"
Liam added: "It's sad because they genuinely led me to a path of singing. That's something they should be genuinely proud of. They don't think before they speak. You never know who was a fan of your music. Especially when you were as big as they were. Do it with grace. Good old Noel, bless him."