THE Premier League has confirmed that FIVE clubs can qualify for the Champions League through league position at the end of the upcoming 2023/24 season for the first time ever.
A change in format for the competition has seen it expand from 32 to 36 teams in a new "Swiss League" format from 2024/25.
Traditionally, the Premier League's representation in the Champions League has been determined by the top four.
And with the format change, England's allocation has been increased from four to five.
However, there is a catch.
This being that additional spots aew allocated to the two countries who performed best in Europe the season before.
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Thanks to Manchester City's first-ever victory in the Champions League and West Ham's win in the Europa Conference League, the Prem would have inherited an extra place for this season.
This means, based on last season's table, Liverpool would have joined Man City, Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle in achieving qualification.
In fact, in five of the past six seasons – or seven of the last 11 – England would have been handed an extra spot for being among the best two performing nations.
The rule change could even see an incredible SEVEN teams qualify forEurope's most illustrious club competition.