Steven Davis stood out for Rangers against Livingston and Steven Gerrard was delighted with the character on display from his players.
It was a tough game for the Gers but the players showed a different side of their game to win the points.
Life would have been easier if referee John Beaton had awarded Alfredo Morelos a first-half penalty, but the Colombian grabbed the winner nonetheless.
We created several opportunities and key to that was Steven Davis, as he so often is.
He epitomised exactly what Stevie G wanted by keeping things ticking over in the middle, and we achieved 66% possession mainly because of Davis.
“I am very happy. I think we had to stand up tonight to a man, and adapt to a game of football that is not normally our style and our way,” Gerrard said post-match.
“We had to deal with direct play, physicality and we had to be brave and at the right times we had to play, and we did that.”
Davis displayed bravery on and off the ball.
He was always available to his teammates and made a staggering 97 touches (SofaScore) – which shows how much he was involved in our play.
To put things into perspective, fellow midfielder Scott Arfield made just 37 touches, though he was substituted in the second half.
It is difficult to imagine where we would be without Davis and he should be commended for his fitness.
He has barely missed a game this season despite now being 35-years-old.
Against Livingston he was ambitious and looked to put his team on the front foot with 15 long balls and four crosses attempted.
While Glen Kamara played well, he could learn a thing or two from his midfield partner as he mainly looked to play short passes and kept things safe.
Davis also battled well throughout and won five out of the seven duels he was involved in.
Livingston were a physical side too so that is an impressive return, and it was most needed given the game was level up until the last five minutes.