Former Premier League goalkeeper Ben Foster has hailed Nottingham Forest star Dean Henderson for a world-class moment.
The Reds custodian was on hand to prevent Virgil van Dijk in stoppage time of a 1-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday.
It preserved his second successive clean sheet and this time, he helped Forest claim a big three points.
The Reds signed Henderson during the summer on a season-long deal from Manchester United.
Right now, there is no deal in place to make the move permanently.
It’s fair to say, however, that Forest will want to change that should Henderson help them remain in the Premier League.
Foster made 390 appearances in the Premier League before retiring during the summer.
Now, he’s become something of a vlogger and he’s praised Henderson on his YouTube channel, whilst also slagging Van Dijk off.
He claimed: “The one save by Henderson is a world-class save, but it shouldn’t even be a save. You shouldn’t have a chance to save a header from that far out – it’s a free header!
“He had one in the first half as well. What’s he doing? Ridiculous!”
Henderson has started every Premier League game for the Reds this season and is currently producing the goods.
Henderson hailed by Foster and Forest did ride their luck
The 25-year-old is in fine form and he will have his eyes on a World Cup place for England.
Forest did exceptionally well to get him to the City Ground in the summer and he’s repaying the faith Steve Cooper showed in him.
Foster is perhaps right to criticise Van Dijk; particularly for his header in the first half, where he tried to find Roberto Firmino when it seemed easier to score.
The second one, however, is just brilliant from Henderson.
He didn’t really have any right to save it but he clawed it away from the line as though it was a routine save.
Henderson is going to be integral to the fortunes of Forest this season and long may this form continue.