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Dean Henderson produces incredible save to deny Virgil van Dijk as Nottingham Forest stun Liverpool

Rory O'Callaghan

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Dean Henderson produces incredible save to deny Virgil van Dijk as Nottingham Forest stun Liverpool

Dean Henderson produced a world-class save to deny Virgil van Dijk a late equaliser for Liverpool against Nottingham Forest.

Forest pulled off a stunning upset on Saturday by beating Liverpool 1-0 at the City Ground.

Former Liverpool academy player Taiwo Awoniyi scored a second-half winner to secure a vital victory for Forest and inflict another damaging defeat on Jurgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool looked out of sorts throughout the game but came close to finding an equaliser late on.

The Reds won a series of free-kicks around the Forest box in second-half injury time but were unable to find a way past Henderson, who is on loan at Forest this season from Manchester United.


In the third minute of added time, Henderson pulled off an incredible save to deny Van Dijk.

The Dutch defender rose highest from a corner to power a header down towards the goal at full force.

But Henderson somehow managed to get down and claw Van Dijk's effort off the goal line and away to safety.

The England international leapt back to his feet before pumping his fist in the direction of the home supporters.

Despite huge pressure in the closing minutes, Forest held on to secure a crucial victory in their fight against relegation.

At the end of the match, Henderson jumped into the home end to celebrate with the Forest supporters.

Both Forest and Manchester United fans on social media were quick to praise Henderson after the final whistle.

"Deano masterclass," wrote one fan.

"He was superb man.. Mad saves kept them in the game," added another.

The cameras also picked up Henderson appearing to give the middle finger to someone in the crowd after the full-time whistle, with some fans claiming it was directed at the travelling Liverpool supporters. Check it out below.

"Hahahahah what a man," wrote one United fan.

"He owns them," joked another.

Victory for Steve Cooper's side moved them off the bottom of the Premier League table, ahead of Saturday's other fixtures.

Liverpool, meanwhile, could find themselves seven points adrift of the top four if Chelsea beat Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Football, Virgil Van Dijk, Dean Henderson, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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