Slavia Prague have protested to UEFA about their decision to include Liverpool in next season’s Champions League, which looks likely to deprive the Czech side of a seeding in the third qualifying round.

“We have lost our seeding now for the third preliminary round and could face Manchester United, for example,” Slavia spokesman Alexander Kliment told Sky Sports News on Wednesday.

UEFA director of communications William Gaillard confirmed that the Czech Football Association had contacted the ruling body.

“We have had very preliminary discussions over this and we are seeking a solution,” Gaillard told Reuters.

“At this stage we don’t know exactly what they want, they have only mentioned the seeding issue and not spoken about our decision allowing Liverpool back in to the competition.”

Gaillard also said a Slovakian team would also lose their seeding because of Liverpool’s return, though it is not yet known which side will be affected as their season has not finished.

Slavia finished second in the Czech championship last season behind city rivals Sparta Prague.