The Football Association is set to decide on later today who will take the final Champions League spot for next season if Liverpool win this year’s tournament.

If Liverpool win the competition but finish behind Everton in the league the FA would have the final decision.

Uefa has said it would not allow five English clubs to take part.

Everton are currently lying in fourth place in the Premiership, three points ahead of Liverpol in the table with a game in hand.

Uefa has stated it would not allow Liverpool to automatically enter next season’s Champions League as holders.

“You cannot change the rule at this late stage of the season,” insisted Uefa spokesman William Gaillard.

“For future seasons, say from 2006-2007, the executive committee may look to change the rule. But for next season the rule stays at it is.

“The English Premiership has four places and it would be unfair to tell another national association that they have lost one of theirs.”