Uefa committee member Dr Joseph Mifsud has amitted that there is no provision within their rules to allow holders Liverpool to enter next season’s Champions League.
“While the English FA can do something in this regard, I believe as the rules stand at present at Uefa we cannot do anything,” he told BBC Radio Five Live.
“Unless of course the regulations are changed. But I don’t agree they can be changed midway through the season.”
Uefa has come under pressure in recent days to include Liverpool in next season’s competition following their dramatic Champions League win over Milan.
Liverpool finished fifth in the Premiership, missing out on an automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League – and Uefa rules do not allow automatic entry for the competition winners.
Liverpool will have to wait until June 17 when Uefa’s 15-man executive committee meets in Manchester to discuss the issue.