Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool midfielder scores for Brazil in World Cup qualifier
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho scored on his first appearance of the season as Brazil beat Ecuador 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
The 25-year-old has missed the start of the Reds' campaign with a back injury amid interest from Barcelona.
Liverpool have rejected three Barca bids, the latest in the region of £114m, with the transfer window in Spain to close later on Friday.
Coutinho combined with Gabriel Jesus to add Brazil's second goal.
After Coutinho sent a clever lobbed pass into Jesus' path, the Manchester City forward bravely headed back across goal for Coutinho to slot in.
Barcelona's new midfielder Paulinho, formerly of Tottenham, had put Brazil 1-0 up.
Brazil have already qualified for next summer's World Cup in Russia, and they lead the South American standings by 11 points from Colombia.
Argentina are currently fifth in the 10-team qualification standings with three matches remaining, which would only earn them a play-off place.
Lionel Messi's side played out a 0-0 draw in Uruguay during which Barca's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez limped off with eight minutes left.
The 30-year-old later tweeted that he was "OK" and had only been suffering from "muscle cramps".
Before the match, Suarez and Barca team-mate Messi posed for photos in special kits promoting a pan South-American bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
In June, European football's governing body Uefa said it would "strongly support" either a pan-British or an English bid to host in 2030.