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UEFA has confirmed several changes to club competition regulations from 2018/19 onwards, including additional substitutes in finals.

The Champions League and Europa League both begin a new three-year-cycle from next season, and a number of new rules were announced earlier in the year, following a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Bratislava.

Those changes can be read about in full HERE, and included every side knocked out in Champions League qualifying automatically earning a place in the Europa League.

One of the newest additions to the rulebook, confirmed by UEFA on Tuesday, is the decision to allow teams to name 12 substitutes in the Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Super Cup finals, rather than the previous seven.

Furthermore should any knockout game go to extra-time, a fourth replacement is also allowed to be introduced in that period, which is a luxury that has never been afforded before.

Kickoff times in both the Champions League and Europa League will now be at either 5.55pm or 8pm (UK), with the majority getting underway at the latter time.

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at the Estádio do Dragão ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Two Champions League matches on a Tuesday and a Wednesday will start at 5.55pm, while in the Europa League every game from the quarter-finals onwards will begin at 8pm.

Some of these new rules are sure to apply to Liverpool one way or another next season, but hopefully it is only the Champions League adjustments that will concern them.

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