Liverpool FC Head of Nutrition Gives Liverpool A Taste Of Premier League Success

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  1. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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  2. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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    This is a very interesting article about the revolutionary way of changing the dietary habits of the footballers which Klopp has emphasized by bringing in the renown Nutritionist Mona Nemmer.


    Please can anyone help me here, I copied the link on the clipboard and posted in the the TIA URL link, now the bleeding link doesn't work!

    Thanks guys.
     
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  3. Kopstar

    Kopstar ★★★★★ Valued Member

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  4. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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    @Kopstar
    Thank you for sorting it, cheers.
     
  5. Cologne-Liverpool

    Cologne-Liverpool Well-Known Member

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    This part got me worried:
    " The word she returns to — in fluent English already tinged with Liverpool’s distinct, and apparently contagious, long vowels — is “holistic.”
    @inaiq Have you been brainwashing her too?
     
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  6. Seen it all

    Seen it all A Realist is a Pessimist with Experiance!

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    It's times like this that I'm glad I'm not a player, give me Fish & chips anyday! lol:celebrating:( do you know how long it's been since I've had "proper fish & chips, laced with salt & vinegar?)
     
  7. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    Holistic approach to nutrition, done
    Next, a holistic approach to other aspects of player development/coaching?
    ;-)
     
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  8. Zinedine Biscan

    Zinedine Biscan The patient one

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    Fantastic article, thanks @Maria
     
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  9. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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    @Zinedine Biscan , I thought it was very informative, how nutrition plays an important role in preparation for games.
     
  10. Rooster

    Rooster What a hit son

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    Brilliant read @Maria Lucky boys aren't they. Looks like we are after every advantage.

    Love the sound of the apple juice laced with caffeine half time concoction. I will be looking for that stuff at half time for my next game!
     
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  11. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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    I hope Mona Nemmer produces a nutrition cook book or something, I would love to try out her recipes.

    We are very lucky indeed.
     
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    XMarlin Member

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    I thint it makes absolute sense to engage the services of a nutritionist such as Mona.

    Liverpool's style of play requires a level of fitness that cannot be obtained without a carefully coordinated "fuel" program.

    If a cookbook or magazine comes out I'd buy it.
     
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  13. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    @Maria, Great article.
    I had been mulling over some thoughts about it, some of the points that resonated with me are, the players have bought into this approach, the club is investing in approaches that are unconventional to English football culture.

    IMO, these quotes give some insight of sharing things with the fans/community on and off the field.
    “We have even, in a wild dream, talked about opening a store, or doing a recipe book,” Klopp said. Both surely would thrive.
    “We are not even halfway yet,” Klopp said. “But we are going in the right way. We can make this the best nutrition department in the world. I am not proud of much, but I am very proud of this.”
     
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  14. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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    @inaiq , from what I gathered from the article is that Klopp is adopting a softly, softly approach in changing the habits of Footballers in England and the way they absorb the different types of food in relation to their fitness, stamina and performance levels. Even in Italy, the nutrition department in the main clubs in Serie A are far superior than England and this was David Beckham's experience when he played for A.C Milan.

    If Klopp hadn't approached Mona and also Andreas, when he did (who I believe works with Mona from a fitness level pov), I am sure Pep would have approached them to come to Man City as he regards them very highly.

    The team are no way near the finished article in terms of fitness, but our team seems to have alot more energy and stamina compared to alot of teams in the EPL and I also notice by the end of the first half and end of the 90 minutes, the opposition are so short of breath and can barely run.
     
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  15. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    @Maria, good points.
    Habits and lifestyle are indeed a softly-soflty approach for long term benefits. Reading insights about the progressive nature around the club from subtle changes in the changing room design, recruiting of staff/players to nutrition makes me even more confident that a sustainable evolution is happening at our club.

    I never considered the Pep angle :well done:, Klopp and his team show again how insightful they are to get quality individuals who fit so seamlessly into the club.

    As you rightly point out "not the finished article" and our players always seem to have more in the tank than the opposition, this after only one preseason with Klopp at the helm.
     
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  16. Spitfire

    Spitfire Resident Realist

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    This all has a Rafa feel about it - the understanding that a number of small things go in to making the improvements required to be successful.

    It's the difference between a 'manager' and a coach........
     
  17. ubermick

    ubermick Willing to drive Moreno to the airport Admin

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    If he read that, Charlie Adam must be DELIGHTED that he got binned off. He's probably sitting on the Stoke bench right now, nose deep in a pie, chortling at the thought of Atlantic cod loins or nut crusted venison.
     
  18. James H

    James H "I dunno, I just work here"

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    About two hours before the game drink a liter bottle, half water, half apple juice and a pinch of salt, its a homemade isotonic sports drink, and the fastest way to hydrate.
     
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  19. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    Does the pinch depend on the size of one's fingers? :-)
     
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  20. James H

    James H "I dunno, I just work here"

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    I have small hands [emoji3]
    You only need a few granules very small amount.
     
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  21. inaiq

    inaiq "Some people feel the rain others just get wet"

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    So a Lump of Rock Salt is not a good idea then, just will not dissolve,
    I better throw this drink away :-)
     
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  22. Semmy

    Semmy walk on...walk...on...

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    And BCAA's afterwards to help the muscles rebuild quicker.
     
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  23. Chung

    Chung TIA Moderator Moderator

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    Is it just me? I'm all for this new innovation and changes in mindset within the club etc. and the odd PR friendly piece doesn't go amiss, BUT, surely putting this kind of information out there is reducing any beneficial advantage we'd gain from it's implementation? Why are we disclosing this sort of thing and making it available to our competitors?
    We're forever hearing about small details making this difference, so in my mind, no one else needs to know about this outside of the club. Yes it's great to laud it's implementation, yes it's great to laud Mona and her work but FFS any advatage we'll gain will be lost because other clubs will be looking into this now?
    And I'll probably be corrected on this, but I wasn't too happy with Klopps appearance on MNF talking abou our tactics and approaches to games, little wonder a few weeks later teams started to 'work us out' as it were? When was the last time, Mourinho, Conte, Pep, Wenger etc. went on a show and disclosed all??? Maybe they did and I missed them, I tend not to pay any attention to news of other teams, but the question is still valid. Let the football shows bring on the Redknapps, the Pardews, the Curbishleys et al for their opinions and tactical briefs. Would we have ever seen King Kenny or Rafa on the box giving anything away?
     
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  24. lfc.eddie

    lfc.eddie "¿Plata... O Plomo?" Valued Member

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    Well Rafa loves to talk about his way of setting up his players too, the difference is Rafa's tactic is all down to how the opponent plays and setup. Rafa never stick to one style of play even though the personnel and formation is always the same. He either instruct his players to play defensively with counter attack long ball out quickly for 2 to 3 forwards to chase, or compress the pitch to make it smaller so that the opponent will have problems getting out of their own half and so on. Klopp and FSG needs to be very careful not to overdo the PR they've been so keen on doing. I know fans love to know about every damn thing that has been happening in the club, but I do agree with you that there are certain things we should keep under wraps, not only recruitment strategies. But nutritionist information can be always be replicated by others, I am pretty sure there is a forum, public domain for those in the same line of work sharing those info with each other.
     
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  25. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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    I agree, as a supporter I would love to know things about our club, but, not to our detriment to our rivals. I think these last few years LFC tend to overshare too much in the media. I didn't agree with that documentary on 'Being Liverpool', it was too much exposure and a bit embarrassing. I would rather LFC have some mystique, intrigue and aura about them.

    The nutrition topic is quite common. I remember when Beckham trained with AC Milan, he mentioned their dietary and nutritional requirements and how far advanced the Italians were in their nutritional health information compared to the English league .
     
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  26. Chung

    Chung TIA Moderator Moderator

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    Slightly off topic, but being new to these recovery things, do you recommend BCAA's or whey for better post exercise recovery?
     
  27. Semmy

    Semmy walk on...walk...on...

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    Have a lot of guys on my teams that swear by them. Have a guy on my Over-40 team who played 2 full 90's plus a 45 half in 20 hrs last weekend. He is in rediculoulsy good shape for being in his late 40's, we are having to double up to make up games before the league loses the fields for the season. 6pm Sat and Noon Sunday for our team plus a half at 8am for another team he plays with when asked.
     
  28. StrongINTheAir

    StrongINTheAir The voice of reason

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    You didn't like "Being Liverpool"? "Settle."

    Of course the Italians nutrition is better. I love fish and chips, but spaghetti, lasagna, tortellini, manicotti, rigatoni, pasta e fagioli kick its ass
     
  29. Maria

    Maria The Misfit one

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    Not really, itwe as abit too cheesy and over exposure during that time tbh?
    One thing, since we had foreign managers, the dietary habits have changed dramatically, people like Wenger changed the drinking habits of footballer's which is good.
     
  30. Chung

    Chung TIA Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah I'd prefer the mystique, it's all far too open these days. Also agree with you on the Italian diets, that's been known for a while but no one other than the Italians seem to follow it, but if other teams did they didn't shout from the rooftops, get what I mean?
    And to lfc.eddie's point that the info is on public forums, it undoubtedly is, but again we don't need to be an open book.

    Hmm I'll have to find a recovery supplement with BCAA's then once my tub of whey has finished, only another 20 odd servings to go ....:-(
     
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