FORMER Rainhill High pupil Trent Alexander-Arnold has been lauded for his moment of "intelligence and vision" as he helped Liverpool pull off an amazing comeback against Barcelona to reach the Champions League final.

The Reds had been down 3-0 after the first leg at The Nou Camp but a stunning comeback saw them score four goals at Anfield to reach their second successive European Cup final.

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And the ex-Rainhill High student produced a moment of magic to help Liverpool score the decisive goal to take the tie 4-3 on aggregate.

With Liverpool 3-0 up on the night, the moment came 11 minutes from time as Liverpool won a corner.

Trent Alexander-Arnold put the ball down and initially began to walk away from taking the set-piece.

However, the 20-year-old quickly turned back and took the corner, setting up an unmarked Origi in the middle of the penalty box who scored the goal to take Liverpool to the final.

The play has been hailed by leading figures in the game.

Cesc Fabregas tweeted: "Alexander-Arnold, 20 years old. People will tell me it’s bad defending, I’m telling you it’s pure intelligence and vision".

Trent attended Rainhill High for six years from the age of 12.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold on a visit back to Rainhill High in 2017

The right back put out a tweet to demonstrate his joyous mood after the goal.

The school is the official education centre for the best of Liverpool Football Club’s own under 18 students and has helped to nurture eight first team players, which as also included Raheem Sterling.