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Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is delighted to have started training with Barcelona.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has started training with his new club Barcelona, and he seems to be enjoying it.

The Uruguay international took to social networking site Twitter on Friday to post the following photo along with the message: ‘Happy with the first workout with my new teammates. Thanks to all who support me!!’.

Barcelona signed Suarez from Liverpool for a reported transfer fee of £75 million in July, despite the four-month ban from football on him for biting Italy international defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The ban included all football-related activities and entering into stadiums, making the ex-Liverpool star unavailable for Barcelona until the final week of October.

However, the former Spanish and European champions made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and had the severity of Suarez’s suspension slightly reduced.

The former Ajax star, who was Liverpool’s best player last season, will now be able to train and play in friendly matches, and will be publicly presented to the media on Monday.

Suarez, who joined the Reds from Ajax for a transfer fee of £22.7m in January 2011, trained with his Barcelona teammates for the first time on Friday and could feature in Monday’s friendly match against Club Leon of Mexico.

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