He said it himself, Jurgen Klopp expects to see the “full Neymar package” when Liverpool open their Champions League campaign at home to Paris Saint Germain tonight.
And that may mean a little bit of play acting from the Brazilian ace, who has been slammed as the ‘biggest cheat in world football’ by one Liverpool legend.
John Aldridge believes he will never be rated as one of the game’s all time greats because of it.
While Reds manager Klopp refused to be drawn into criticism of the Brazil international’s diving antics at the World Cup, in his Liverpool Echo column Aldridge wrote…
I couldn’t believe some of his diving and playacting at the World Cup in Russia.
He’s one of the most gifted players but he lets football down with his antics.
When you’ve got that amount of skill, you don’t need to behave like Neymar does and it’s sad to see.
It’s the reason why he will never be rated as one of the all-time greats, alongside the likes of Pele, Maradona and Messi.
I’m not sure what Neymar plans to do when he retires but I don’t think punditry is for him.
I read his comments recently about how Liverpool won’t even make the top four in the Premier League this season and that’s just nonsense.
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