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ISL 2017: ATK star Carl Baker trolls former manager Liam Watson on Twitter

Soumo Ghosh
1.13K   //    02 Dec 2017, 17:12 IST

Carl Baker
Carl Baker

What’s the story?

Defending champions ATK have been plagued by injuries this season. However, their English midfielder, Carl Baker, who is also on their long list of injured players, found some time to look at the funny side of things, as he trolled his former manager Liam Watson.

In case you didn’t know…

Carl Baker, who is a product of the Liverpool youth system, had gone on to play for a number of clubs in the English lower divisions. It was in one of these clubs, Southport FC, where he thrived under manager Liam Watson.

Interestingly, Watson himself had a troublesome playing career during his days, as he was plagued by injuries. Eventually, he had to hang up his boots in his early twenties, after playing two years for Preston North End.

Heart of the matter

Baker’s injury has added to the list of woes for ATK, as the Englishman has not been able to play in their first three games of ISL 2017. During his days injured, Baker chose to upload a picture of the healthy diet regime that he has been following while being out of action – beetroot and avocado juice, along with veg omlette, fruits, spinach and egg whites.


However, he also took this opportunity to poke a little harmless fun at his former gaffer, who had to go from the professional footballing circuit to the semi-professional levels.



What’s next?

A number of reports have suggested that Baker may be out injured for a longer run, which may rule him out of the season. In such a case, we could very well see the Englishman being replaced in the ATK squad.

Author’s take

Injuries are a serious issue for football players. A case in point is Liam Watson’s injury, which has led him to miss out on a promising career in professional football. However, one must always be able to see the lighter side of things, and a little banter between a player and his former manager is always good.