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In 2014, amid much clamour and controversy following another biting incident at the World Cup, Luis Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool. 

Six years, 13 trophies and 198 goals later, the Uruguayan's spell at the Nou Camp is all but over. The 33-year-old is not part of new manager Ronald Koeman's plans and looks set to sign for Juventus in the coming days. 

But just how did Barcelona's third-highest goalscorer of all time suddenly find himself on the scrapheap in Catalonia? Is Suarez's departure just a consequence of a freshening up of the first-team squad at Barcelona, following the European humiliation against Bayern Munich? 

Luis Suarez has won 13 trophies during six successful years leading the line at Barcelona

Luis Suarez has won 13 trophies during six successful years leading the line at Barcelona

Yet Suarez is not in Ronald Koeman's plans at the Nou Camp and looks set to join Juventus

Yet Suarez is not in Ronald Koeman's plans at the Nou Camp and looks set to join Juventus 

And what part has the Lionel Messi saga played in Suarez's future too, given their close friendship? 

Well, no matter what noise Suarez's departure makes, it certainly won't match the level of attention his £75m signing brought, following his stunning 2013-14 season at Anfield. 

To be blunt, Suarez joined Barca in disgrace. Reeling after biting Giorgio Chiellini in the 2014 World Cup, Suarez was banned for a total of four months and could not even enter any stadium as a spectator during that period. 

SUAREZ'S HONOURS AT BARCELONA 

La Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19

Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

UEFA Champions League: 2014–15 

Supercopa de Espana: 2016, 2018 

UEFA Super Cup: 2015

FIFA Club World Cup: 2015

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His late-October debut, against in El Clasico, ended in defeat at the Bernabeu, though he did notch an assist in the opening four minutes, setting up strike partner Neymar. 

In fact, the pair alongside Messi formed a formidable trident, dubbed 'MSN', in Suarez's first season at the Nou Camp, as Barca stormed to a memorable treble under Luis Enrique. 

The culmination was victory in the 2015 Champions League final, in which Suarez scored, against Juventus. Ironically, the team Suarez seems set to join - and a club which has not landed Europe's greatest prize since 1996. 

But for a debut season which started in turmoil, it was essentially perfect. However, those highest of highs were never quite matched again. 

Barca continued to dominate in Spain, however. In his first four years, Suarez won the Copa del Rey four times. In his first five years too, Suarez won four La Liga titles, with 2017 being the only year pipped them. 

Individually too, Suarez's consistency in front of goal made him one of the most valuable assets in European football. 

In his second season, he scored an astonishing 59 goals in 53 appearances in all competitions. Turning 29 in 2016, this was Luis Suarez at his absolute peak. 

However, Champions League disappointment in the past few seasons have overshadowed a period in which Barca have had the most star-studded list of footballers in world football. 

Suarez formed a formidable trio in attack, dubbed 'MSN', alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi

Suarez formed a formidable trio in attack, dubbed 'MSN', alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi

The Uruguayan won the Champions League in his first season, which ended in the treble

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