Chris Wilder wasn’t impressed at all with Dean Henderson after the goalkeeper’s howler saw Sheffield United suffer a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Henderson, who is on loan from Manchester United, made a terrible error in the 70th-minute for Wilder’s men, which saw Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum’s tame volley squirm through his legs and into the back of the Sheffield goal.
It was enough to condemn the hosts to, perhaps, an undeserved defeat at Bramall Lane.
Prior to Henderson’s unfortunate slip-up, Sheffield were more than a match for Liverpool and nearly scored twice in the first half. However, all that ultimately came to nothing in the end.
And sadly it’s not the first time either that Henderson has produced such a blunder having done so last season in the Championship and for England U-21 team.
“If he wants to be a professional footballer, these things are going to happen,” Wilder told reporters on the 22-year-old.
“But if he wants to play for the top teams, he wants to play for England then he needs to do better.
“He needs to concentrate more. It’s a disappointing day for him. I am not going to put my arms around him. Simply he needs to do better.”
While pleased with Sheffield’s strong display, Wilder couldn’t help but rue the final result.
“I am not bothered about pride, I am bothered about the result,” continued the Blades boss.
“Liverpool had an off day and I think we missed an opportunity. In pressurized situations, we need to remain composed.
“We were delighted with the shape but their chances came from our mistakes.
“We had big moments in the game but didn’t take them, we had to jump all over it and we didn’t.”
Wilder’s Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, wasn’t exactly satisfied with his team’s display either.