Liverpool FC’s head of nutrition, Mona Nemmer, is taking fans behind the scenes of the health and nutrition regimes at the AXA Training Centre with the launch of a new book today.
In her first book A Taste of the Liverpool Way, Mona explains how she makes sure that Jürgen Klopp’s squad eat the right things in the right way and at the right times.
Split up into 11 chapters each exploring an area of discussion, this handy guide shows aspiring young footballers and fans of all ages how fresh, seasonal food can help them to be healthy and strong like their heroes, explaining the basics of nutrition in an easy-to-understand way with fun graphics and illustrations.
It is the ideal tool for anyone looking to develop a deeper understanding of how nutrition works to enable them to make healthier, more informed food choices for a balanced diet and lifestyle. Supporters can also take advantage of the delicious yet simple and affordable recipe suggestions, inspired by some of the most popular meals served in the Kirkby canteen.
Supporters eager to find out some of the favourite recipes of Liverpool’s current stars will have the chance to visit Mona herself and have their copy of the book signed during an exclusive signing session that will take place at the Anfield superstore on Saturday October 9 from 1pm to 2.30pm.
Due to Mona’s close contact with playing and coaching staff, fans attending the signing session are asked to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, and no close-contact photographs will be allowed to be taken in the interest of health and safety.
Fans will be able to discover how Mona and Liverpool are taking their inspiring and empowering food knowledge into the community and wider world to help to make a positive difference to people’s health and wellbeing.
On launching the book, Mona said: “We are so unbelievably excited and proud to finally present our lovely book. It’s a dream come true and I will never forget the night in Palo Alto, during my first pre-season here in 2016, when we were joking that a book might be a nice idea – and then here we are! Live and in colour.
“I have enjoyed every minute working on this project, and we’ve had fantastic people working with us to visualise and bring to life all the different chapters. We wanted to create something different for our supporters. Not another recipe book, and not a book that was too overly scientific and complicated – we wanted to create something unique and inspiring that could really resonate with fans and empower them with good food knowledge.”
Klopp said: “Mona is a transformative figure for professional football. Her ability to influence and educate the players and staff makes her one of the most valuable team members at LFC.
“I am delighted that she is producing this book so our supporters around the world will have the opportunity to benefit from her remarkable work. This gives our fans the chance to learn from Mona, just as our players do.”
The book has been published by Reach Sport and is priced at £20. It is available to purchase now from the official LFC online store here and at all official LFC stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland.