UEFA could scrap the away goals rule and it’s something that could play a huge role in the future of European football.

Liverpool have won some truly spectacular games in Europe as a result of the infamous away goals rule.

The power of Anfield has long since been an advantage in two-legged European ties and while it could still aid Liverpool in their mission of winning a sixth European cup, removing the importance of away goals could see the effects of playing at home diminished.

According to the Liverpool Echo, UEFA are discussing scrapping the away goal rule after being approached by coaches with a view to removing it from the Champions League.

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UEFA’s deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti confirmed: “The coaches think that scoring goals away is not as difficult as it was in the past. They think the rule should be reviewed and that’s what we will do.”

Marchetti also confirmed that there is a belief among managers in Europe that there should be a single transfer window, saying: “The coaches are of an opinion that there should be a unified window and the window should close before the competition starts.

“The idea would be to try and bring them into line.”

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