Barcelona forward Neymar says he would like to play in the Premier League in the future and Liverpool is one of the teams he admires.
“The Premier League is a championship that amazes me, and who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes.”
“I like the playing style and the teams. And who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes.
“I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool — these are the teams that are always there fighting.
“In the Premier League you never know who is going to win or who will be champions, it is always a surprise,” Neymar said.
“Leicester are very good. They had a great season last year, they were Prem champions and therefore we need to respect them if we draw them in the Champions League.”
Neymar Wants To Play With Coutinho At Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho’s return to the Brazil squad has been hailed by national team captain and long-time friend, Neymar.
The Barcelona forward posted a selfie of himself and the 22-year-old on his official Instagram account following Friday night’s 1-0 victory over Colombia in Miami.
Coutinho claimed his second cap for his country in the friendly, entering the action as a 72nd minute substitute.
And ahead of their game with Ecuador in New Jersey on Tuesday, Neymar posted the below photo with the message: “So good to meet up this guy again, my friend and teammate since we played in U16s. He’s become a bit cheeky now but I forgive him [laughs] we are together Couto, I love you pal and I will love to play with you in the same team be it Liverpool or Barcelona.”
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr has represented Brazil at Under-17, Under-20 and senior levels. On 10 August 2010, at the age of 18, he made his debut for the Seleção in a friendly match against the United States; he scored from a header in the 28th minute, contributing to Brazil’s 2–0 win. Neymar was the top scorer of the 2011 South American Youth Championship with nine goals, including two in the final, in the 6–0 win against Uruguay, helping Brazil to win their eleventh title in the competition. Neymar was selected as part of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil squad for the 2013 Confederations Cup on home soil.
For the tournament he was assigned the iconic number 10 shirt. On 30 June, Neymar scored Brazil’s second goal in the 3–0 final win over Spain. Neymar’s performances saw him awarded the golden ball for the best player of the tournament.
At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Neymar scored four goals before he fractured a vertebra in his spine in the quarter-finals and missed the rest of the tournament. He received the Bronze Boot as the tournament’s third top goalscorer, and was named in the World Cup All Star XI.
With 36 goals in 55 matches for Brazil, he is the sixth highest goalscorer for his national team. In 2012 and 2013, SportsPro named him the most marketable athlete in the world. In December 2013, Neymar was ranked by The Guardian as the sixth best player in the world.