Ahead of the TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season award being decided in May, Adrian Clarke looks at eligible players, aged 23 or under at the start of 2019/20, who have shone this campaign.
During the past four seasons, the 22-year-old goalkeeper has excelled on loan at every level of English football's professional game.
Indeed, Henderson should now be considered among the best Premier League goalkeepers.
Producing consistent heroics for the Blades, his form has been outstanding.
Henderson may be protected by one of the most-organised defences in the division, but he has still had to make a series of important saves.
A natural shot-stopper, his agility and quick reflexes have frustrated a raft of opponents.
Salah bore down on goal but was thwarted by the 'keeper, who stood upright, as he tends to do in those scenarios.
Determined not to commit himself, he has made several terrific blocks with his legs and body when opponents have been through on goal.
Statistically, his save ratio is among the very best.
Only two goalkeepers boast a better rate in the Premier League this season, and Henderson has made almost twice as many saves as them.
*minimum of 20 saves
In 23 Premier League appearances, Henderson has conceded just 20 goals, with a paltry eight of those coming at home.
Chris Wilder's side defend outstandingly well as a unit but, even so, the Blades have relied on their goalkeeper to bail them out on occasion.
According to Opta’s Expected Goals (xG) data, Sheff Utd have conceded six fewer goals than they would have without Henderson's heroics.
Only one other goalkeeper boasts a better record for expected goals on target (xGOT), a metric analysing the quality of the chance and the finish.
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*excluding own goals
Henderson is not as dominant as some when dealing with crosses, nor is he a modern "sweeper 'keeper".
His talent is in making saves. Beaten by just one shot from outside the box, he provides a formidable barrier every team crave.