How the internet reacted to the Luis Suarez transfer

Barcelona posted this image of Suarez in their colours. Photo: FC Barcelona

Social media has reacted with a flurry of visual gags following the news of Luis Suarez's move to Barcelona.

Predictably, many focused on the Uruguayan's infamous World Cup bite of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Read: Luis Suarez's appeal against 'bite ban' rejected

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Luis Suarez's first thought upon meeting his new Barcelona teammates..... http://t.co/7qUWVIj302

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There were also several poking fun at Liverpool over the loss of their star player and the failure to land Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez, who opted to move to Arsenal instead.

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Alexis Sanchez signs for Arsenal. Luis Suarez joins Barcelona. Liverpool fans right now.. http://t.co/LqIwck37QE

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Alongside all the humorous posts, there was also a heartfelt Instagram message from Suarez's former team mate and Liverpool club captain, Steven Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard's message about Suarez's departure. Credit: Instagram/Steven Gerrard