Jamie Carragher has hailed Luis Suarez's form this season and believes the striker can be Liverpool's Eric Cantona.

The Uruguayan international has seen his fortunes change, 12 months after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic for which he was handed a 10-match ban by the FA. The 27-year-old came back stronger from his suspension and is the leading scorer in the league with 30 goals this season.

Cantona was the Catalyst for the Red Devils in their golden era under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Carragher claims Suarez's performance can be compared to that of the former Red Devils's star.

The Frenchman also faced disciplinary action during his time at Old Trafford and after his return, Cantona guided United to win the league title. Carragher is hopeful that Suarez can help Brendan Rodgers's side lift their first Premier League title.

The Reds are on top of the table with 80 points from 35 games, leading second place Chelsea by five points.

"Similarities can be drawn with Eric Cantona. Manchester United won the Champions League after he retired, but he was the catalyst for their golden era and, like Suarez, he returned from disciplinary trouble to inspire a memorable campaign," Carragher wrote in his Daily Mail column.

"Should Suarez lift the title, it would evoke memories of Cantona doing 'The Double' in 1995-96 when he scored a glut of defining goals, like against Newcastle in the Premier League and Liverpool in the FA Cup final."

Liverpool host Chelsea in the crucial league fixture at Anfield on Sunday. The Uruguayan's bite incident happened last April and Carragher is hopeful that Suarez could make an impact in order to be remembered for the right reasons.

"The difference a year makes. On this day 12 months ago, Luis Suarez was public enemy No 1 in English football and starting a 10-game ban," Anfield favourite stressed.

"Now he is on the cusp of completing a remarkable transformation as he could scoop the two most prestigious individual awards in the domestic game. An even bigger achievement would be leading Liverpool to their first league title since 1990."

"In many ways, it is symbolic that Chelsea are Liverpool's opponents. He brought trouble on himself in this fixture in April 2013, so it would be fitting if he does something in April 2014 that gets him remembered for the right reasons. That is not to say the incident in which he bit Branislav Ivanovic will be forgotten," Carragher said.