Colin Fray piled praise on Dean Henderson live on air as the Nottingham Forest goalkeeper proved the hero of the hour.

With just seconds remaining on the clock, Virgil van Dijk rose highest from a corner and planted a header on target.

Henderson dived low to his left and practically clawed the ball away from the goal line.

It preserved Forest’s lead and moments later the referee blew the whistle on a fine 1-0 victory for the Reds.

Henderson praise Fray
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Henderson signed for Forest on loan from Manchester United during the summer.

He has been largely impressive since checking in on Trentside and the supporters have really warmed to him.

Fray was really impressed with his performance yesterday and compared him to an England great.

He said live on BBC Radio Nottingham: “That was Banks-esque from Henderson. Wow!”

The 25-year-old produced a brilliant display against the former Premier League champions.

It won’t have gone down well at Anfield given that he’s actually owned by Manchester United.

Henderson will be desperate to keep playing and producing the level of form that he showcased yesterday.

With Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Nick Pope all in fine fettle, the goalkeeper will hope to try and convince Gareth Southgate ahead of the World Cup.

Henderson lauded by Fray on air

It has to be said that the save was fantastic.

It wasn’t something too dissimilar from what Banks became renowned for and it will make highlight reels for years to come.

Henderson has been a huge asset to Forest this season.

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He’s not always scaled the heights that Brice Samba did with his distribution but his shot-stopping is class.

Henderson will hope to have a future at Manchester United following this season.

With saves akin to the ones he was making yesterday, he could have every chance of making an impact at Old Trafford.

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