Luis Suarez
Suarez is ready to make his Barcelona debut on SaturdayGetty Images/David Ramos

Former Liverpool hero Luis Suarez will be available for this weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid after Barcelona confirmed he has been given the green light by Fifa to start playing competitive football from Saturday 25 October.

Fifa suspended the Uruguayan international for nine international matches and handed him a four-month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 World Cup victory over Italy on 24 June.

After completing his £65m move from Anfield to the Nou Camp, Suarez has trained with the Catalans while playing a couple of friendlies but is yet to make his official debut.

With the match against Real Madrid only days away, recent reports in Spain suggested Suarez could miss the game due to doubts as to whether his sanction would end on 25 October rather than 24 October.

But Barcelona's official statement has clarified the situation, claiming the Uruguayan international will be allowed to play against their bitter rivals as the ban ends on 24 October at 23.59pm.

"Luis Suarez is ready to make his official Barça debut as his Fifa ban comes to an end and could do so on Saturday against Real Madrid," the Catalan side said on its official website.

"Now his ban is over, Suarez is available for Luis Enrique to play him on Saturday in his official debut – hopefully with the same results as he managed on his debut for Liverpool, when he scored after just 11 minutes on the pitch, Ajax a goal after 42 minutes and Groningen where he scored after 36 minutes."

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has the option to play Suarez alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar as an attacking trio against Real Madrid but could opt to start the ex-Liverpool striker on the bench.

The Uruguayan international is said to be looking forward to his return to football while attempting to secure a victory against Real Madrid – and also taking revenge on behalf of his former Liverpool for teammates for their 3-0 defeat against the Champions League holders on Wednesday 22 October.