The 27-year-old striker left Anfield this summer to join Barcelona, earning Liverpool £75 million. Luis Suarez was slapped with a four-month ban from football by FIFA for his biting of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil and was not permitted to train with the Reds until he completed his ban.
However, following his move to the Camp Nou, Barcelona appealed the decision from FIFA through the Court of Arbitration for Sport who have now ruled that whilst his ban will remain in place, Suarez can now train with the Catalans.
He was pictured for the first time in his pink training kit alongside Barcelona as he completed his first training session since his move. The CAS ruled that whilst his ban from competing was fair, his exclusion from all football-related activities, such as training, was “excessive”.
The striker has yet to be unveiled at the Camp Nou in front of the supporters due to the restrictions of the ban from FIFA but the club has confirmed his official reveal to the supporters will take place before the Spanish giants’ game on Monday in the pre-season friendly with Club Leon.
Suarez's lawyers said in a statement: "As a result [of the appeal], Suarez is now permitted to train and attend matches with his Barcelona team mates in preparation for the new season."
Luis Suarez will be able to return to football in time for the El Clasico against Real Madrid away at the Bernabeu on October 25 but in the meantime the new ruling from the CAS means he is allowed to attend football games as a spectator and by October, one would expect he’ll be chomping at the bit to make his debut.