Former Liverpool forward Luis Garcia is, by his own admission, not an expert on climate change. Few of us are.
Yet, as we sit overlooking the sunkissed pitch at an empty Anfield, the passion Garcia has for tackling the biggest challenge of our times is apparent.
“I’ve got four boys and they are very concerned,” Garcia says. “They come to me every day, saying ‘We have to recycle this, we have to use this, we don’t have to throw this thing away’, so you become more concerned about the situation globally.
“They want to have a healthy world to live in and they are very concerned at the moment with global warming, the waste of plastic and the state of our beaches.
“They want to live in a world where they can enjoy and breathe clean air. I think it’s very important we all aware of this and try to do small things to change.”
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