The addition of additional qualification position under the new Champions League system could help Premier League teams

The extra Premier League slot would depend on English clubs’ performances next year Continue Reading>>>

A revamped Champions League format without the traditional group stage could see five Premier League clubs landing a spot in the competition each season.

Top line
UEFA is planning to scrap the usual four-team group set-up for a league table, meaning 36 teams will take part instead of the usual 32. Continue Reading>>>

With each side playing eight fixtures – four home and four away – the top eight will automatically qualify for the last 16 knockout stage, with two-legged playoffs between those who finish from ninth to 24th.

As new spots are up for grabs, the two best-performing European nations over the previous campaign will benefit, as well as another slot to the nation placed fifth in UEFA’s rankings.

The fourth place will be handed out to a domestic champion on the ‘Champions Path’ by extending the current criteria from the top four leagues to the top five.

With Liverpool currently fifth in the table, they would benefit if the new format was set to come in next season – but the current plan is set for 2024/25.

Liverpool currently sit fifth in the table – but the side there next season will benefit
A look at the current table of country coefficients shows England way out on top with 108 points from the past four years of competition including the ongoing season, reports Daily Star.

Spain currently sit in second place with 92 across that period, with Italy second for the current campaign just below the Premier League after both Inter Milan and AC Milan reached the Champions League semi-finals.

What was said
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has addressed the new plans after the proposal was agreed by unanimous decision of the UEFA Executive Committee.

Aleksander Ceferin is ready to oversee huge changes to the Champions League
He said: “UEFA has clearly shown today that we are fully committed to respecting the fundamental values of sport and to defending the key principle of open competitions, with qualification based on sporting merit, fully in line with the values and solidarity-based European sports model.

“Today’s decisions conclude an extensive consultation process during which we listened to the ideas of fans, players, coaches, national associations, clubs and leagues to name but a few, with the aim to find the best solution for the development and success of European football, both domestically and on the international club stage.”

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