RAINHILL High has offered its "heartfelt congratulations" to Liverpool FC and its former student Trent Alexander-Arnold after the club won their first league title in 30 years.

Chelsea's 2-1 win against Manchester City on Thursday handed the Reds their 19th league title and first since the 1989/90 season – before the advent of the Premier League.

Some fans rushed to Anfield to celebrate the team's win, while others partied at homes and in their gardens.

Among those celebrating is Rainhill High School, which is the training academy for Liverpool FC.

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Liverpool FC's Trent Alexander-Arnold

Former students include current LFC defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and former player and current Man City forward Raheem Sterling.

A spokesman for Rainhill High School said: "We are delighted that Liverpool FC have won the league and wish to pass our heartfelt congratulations on to all of our present and former students who contributed to this momentous achievement and are part of the LFC Education Partnership with the school.

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LFC manager Jurgen Klopp

"Winning the league is an incredible accomplishment and just reward for their hard work and dedication, we are very proud of them all.

"Fingers crossed that they experience many more trophy wins.”

The current pandemic means there will not be a victory parade in Liverpool city centre at present, but alternative plans are being made to mark the victory at the end of the season in July.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson struggled to put into words how it felt to end the club's 30-year wait for a top-flight title after they were crowned Premier League champions on Thursday evening.

Manchester City's defeat to Chelsea confirmed the Reds' long wait was over as they sealed the title.

Liverpool are 23 points clear of closest challengers City, whose reign as Premier League champions came to an end, with 28 wins, two draws and only one defeat from their 31 matches

Alexander-Arnold acknowledged the coronavirus pandemic and the absence of fans from stadiums has put a new spin on their title triumph but he is adamant it will not take away from their success.

He said: "Obviously things are not as we imagined probably a few months ago or even a year ago how we imagined to win the Premier League, but we are not going to complain and make a fuss of.

"It's something we've always dreamed of. As fans I think it's something that will always be remembered."