UEFA will eliminate their cup-tied rule impacting players who begin the season with one club and are registered to another at a later date.

Philippe Coutinho would be able to play for Barcelona in the Champions League despite already featuring for Liverpool.

"This is in line with the existing regulatory situation in the different domestic leagues, which does not impose restrictions on the eligibility for competitions of players registered for a new club during the winter transfer window," UEFA said in a statement explaining its decision to end the "cup tied" rule.