Premier League clubs have voted to allow five substitutes per match from the start of the 2022/23 season.

All 20 Premier League clubs were present for a shareholder meeting on Thursday.

The substitution rule change was voted in favour of by the majority of clubs at the meeting.

Five substitutes were first used in the 19/20 season as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, before returning to three substitutes during the 20/21 season.

Top six managers including Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have called for the rule change in recent times.

Liverpool manager Klopp has been particularly vocal in his support for the change this season:

“We play Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday and Tuesday. That’s a horrible schedule,” Klopp told a news conference this month.

“If we can make changes, we will do that. If it’s not, it’s not. It’s essential that we go again for the five subs.”

Professional Footballers Association Chief Executive Maheta Molango admitted that the change was necessary to keep up with the changes made in other European leagues:

La Liga in Spain and the Bundesliga in Germany both agreed to continue the five-sub rule into 2020/21 and the rule has stood ever since.

“In the global market if all the other leagues have five subs and we have three that means we will be in a worse position when it comes to the big games” Molango said at FIFA Congress in Doha.

There have been no guidelines announced on whether this change will allow more substitutes to make the matchday squad.

Currently, there are seven substitutes allowed to be named in the matchday squad of 18.