Neymar lights up Anfield in triumphant Brazil return

Neymar lights up Anfield in triumphant Brazil return

Neymar lights up Anfield in triumphant Brazil return

Just 98 days after suffering an injury he feared would keep him out of the upcoming World Cup in Russia, Neymar was back with a bang at Anfield.

When asked after the match about Neymar potentially joining Madrid this summer, Modric said after Brazil's win over Croatia: 'Let's see what happens'.

Tite wasn't getting carried away, though.

Aside from Neymar's moment of magic, Brazil did add a second with the last kick of the contest as Roberto Firmino scored on his club ground to cap off the victory.

"Neymar is going to have ups and downs like he had in training until the third, fourth game (on his return)".

The Selecao struggled for momentum in the opening 45 minutes, but that all changed when the Paris Saint-Germain forward came off the bench at half time to make his first appearance in three months.

"It is lovely to watch him play again, he is special, one of the best in the world", Modric said.

Defender Dejan Lovren had the best chance to open with a header that grazed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson's right post after a corner.

The five-times world champions have one more friendly before the tournament, against Austria in Vienna on 10 June.

Kenny Dalglish yesterday encouraged fans not to boo their ex-hero, who played more than 200 games for the Reds. "If I were the manager there, I would try to sign him too".

Brazil's striker Neymar (R) vies with Croatia's defender Sime Vrsaljko (L) and Croatia's midfielder Mateo Kovacic (C) in the build up to scoring the opening goal of the worldwide friendly football match between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield in Liverpool on June 3, 2018.

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