Cape Town - It's official! Luis Suarez will be leaving Anfield as he swaps Liverpool for Barcelona.
Following intense speculation after the Uruguayan's disastrous exit from the Soccer World Cup, the club have now confirmed that it has reached a deal which will take Suarez to Barcelona.
Liverpool are said to have received £75m in compensation for losing arguably their best player.
The official statement, released on the club's official website, reads as follows:
"Liverpool Football Club today issued the following statement in relation to the future of Luis Suarez.
Liverpool FC confirms that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona. The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities, which will then conclude the transfer.
We would like to thank Luis for his contribution and the role he played in helping bring Champions League football back to Anfield.
Everyone at Liverpool Football Club wishes Luis and his family well for the future."