The most expensive player in the world has been sidelined since 25 February, when he fractured a metatarsal and sprained his ankle playing for Paris St Germain in a French league match against Olympique de Marseille.
Croatia's goalkeeper Danijel Subasic (L) reacts as Brazil's striker Neymar celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the worldwide friendly football match between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield in Liverpool on June 3, 2018.
Ahead of Brazil's worldwide friendly set to be played against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday, Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has urged fans not to act in a hostile manner towards former Red Philippe Coutinho.
Brazil are set to take on Croatia in an worldwide friendly at Anfield on Sunday as both teams continue their preparations for the World Cup this summer in Russian Federation.
Brazil coach Tite said Neymar's return was "above the expected standard".
"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.More news: Trump floats replacing NAFTA with bilateral agreements with Canada, Mexico
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"Neymar is going to have ups and downs like he had in training until the third, fourth game (on his return)".
Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scored Brazil's second goal in the 90th.
It was a notable afternoon also for former Liverpool striker Coutinho, who made his first appearance at Anfield since his transfer to Barcelona in January, and received a smattering of boos from some of his old club's supporters.
They will open their 2018 World Cup campaign against Nigeria on June 16 in Group D.
At the same time, Rakitic pushed forward so that Croatia were practically playing a 4-1-3-2 when off the ball, with all five of the attacking players spread to cut down the passing options for Brazil's defenders.
Similarly to the first half, chances were hard to come by after the break and both sides were restricted to efforts from distance, none of which were threatening.