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Neymar lights up Anfield in triumphant Brazil return

Neymar lights up Anfield in triumphant Brazil return

Neymar, the world's most expensive player following his blockbuster move from Barcelona previous year, had been sidelined since the end of February when he fractured his foot playing for PSG in a league victory against Marseille.

Fans should also be treated to the Anfield return of Philippe Coutinho, while a number of the game's leading lights are also set to take part.

Neymar scored a brilliant goal on his return from injury as Brazil began their World Cup preparations with a win over Croatia at Anfield.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar will play for the first time since February on Sunday, as he's expected to feature in Brazil's friendly against Croatia.

"Last match I told you that [Roberto] might have come in, there's competition among them and Gabriel is performing terrifically, but Firmino is putting pressure on him too", Tite added.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scored Brazil's second goal in the 90th.




"I think he is looking forward to going back to Anfield, to Liverpool", the Brazilian said at a press conference.

The Selecao face Austria next Sunday in their only other friendly before their opening game against Switzerland on Sunday 17 June.

Coutinho's departure from the Reds in January to join La Liga champions Barcelona left a bitter taste in a number of Liverpool fans' mouths.

Brazil and Croatia are in Liverpool as they prepare for the World Cup later this month.

There were three bookings in a surprisingly feisty first half and Neymar's first involvement off the bench saw him side-step a potentially painful lunge from Lovren, who was trying to halt his run.

Brazil won the game 2-0.

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