Peter Schmeichel has sent Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson a message of support after his mistake lead to the vital goal in the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.
The Blades put in a determined performance against the league leaders, limiting them to few chances at Bramall Lane.
But Henderson’s decisive mistake came with just 20 minted left, as Georginio Wijnaldum’s weak effort escaped his grasp and went under his legs into the net.
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It’s a cruel moment for Henderson, who has been a key part of Chris Wilder’s side’s impressive start to the Premier League season.
Leading up to the match, Wilder described Henderson as the ‘best young goalkeeper in the country’, and he will undoubtedly bounce back after the error.
Henderson is on loan at the Blades from Manchester United for the whole season, so will have time to make up for this mistake.
It’s just such a shame the error had to come against arch rivals Liverpool who are favourites for the Premier League title.
See Schmeichlers message of support below:
Young man @deanhenderson Clear your head son, it never happened👀 You are doing really well and there’s another game around the corner and life goes on #GolieLife
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) September 28, 2019
Disaster for Dean Henderson!
Heartbreak for Sheffield United! 💔
Georginio Wijnaldum's volley goes straight through the Blades goalkeeper to gift Liverpool the lead… pic.twitter.com/CQvAPgTtwn
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 28, 2019
Liverpool 1-0 up thanks to Gini Wijnaldum and a howler from the keeper #SHULIV #lfc #goalpic.twitter.com/UpZg2CCt69
— Trey Tyga Yert (@TTY_Trey) September 28, 2019