Luis Suarez
Edinson Cavani suggests that Luis Suarez still has his heart set on joining Real Madrid. [Reuters]

Edinson Cavani says his Uruguayan teammate Luis Suarez still has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid despite making a successful return to league action for Liverpool in the 3-1 win over Sunderland.

The controversial forward had hoped to leave Merseyside during the summer but Liverpool refused to accept any offers from Arsenal and Suarez eventually accepted the fact that he would not be sold to a Premier League rival.

The 26 year old served the remainder of his ten match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and returned to Premier League action with a bang as he scored two goals at the Stadium of Light.

Suarez is expected to play a major role for Liverpool over the course of the season as the club look to secure a top four finish and a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

However, Cavani has warned that Suarez could well be tempted if Madrid make an offer as, unlike Arsenal, it is his dream to play for the Spanish club.

"It is no surprise to me at all that Luis has come back for Liverpool and is scoring goals right away," said Cavani, as quoted in the Daily Mail.

"He is the most complete striker in England - and one of the most complete strikers in the world. Ability and confidence is no issue for him, he will score a lot of goals this season I am sure.

"I am sure Liverpool fans are very happy Luis stayed - he will be a big player for them. I think Arsenal was not Luis's dream move, maybe if it had been Real Madrid then it would have been a different outcome.

"But of course Madrid were concentrating on a different target this summer. It is his dream club - and a club he thinks is worth waiting for."

Madrid were linked with Suarez and Cavani, who eventually made his own big money move from Napoli to PSG, over the course of the summer but the Spanish giants instead concentrated on securing a world record deal for Gareth Bale.

Yet after a difficult start to the season Karim Benzema has come under pressure from supporters and there is a suggestion that the club may look to pursue a new forward in January.

Should they decide to make an offer for Suarez then it is likely that Liverpooll would demand well in advance of the £40m that Arsenal bid in the summer, especially after seeing Tottenham secure such a huge fee for Bale.