Liverpool’s qualification to the final of the Europa after beating Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield to move on 3-1 aggregate to the final has given a new hope for England in next year champions league.
If Liverpool emerge successful ahead of Sevilla whom they have a date with in the final, they will have automatic qualification to the champions league which will increase England’s representative by one, in addition to the three slots which England already have.
Since the fourth finishing team on the premier league will have an opportunity to play a play-off, that chance could also complement the four representatives which England has if the fourth placed team is successful thereby increasing the number to five.
Liverpool also have a task to break Sevilla dominance of the Europa league as their winning it again will make it three consecutive wins in a row.
However, Spain who already have four slots could have theirs increased to six at the expense of England if Sevilla wins the Europa Cup on a record three consecutive time.