As bumbling and frustrating as Rangers 2-1 win over Motherwell was, the performance of Steven Davis certainly caught the eye at Ibrox.
Filip Helander stole the headlines after heading home an 80th-minute winner against the Fir Park side in a game which Steven Gerrard admitted Rangers got away with one.
But for all the stubbornness and negatives attached to the game from a Rangers POV, fans couldn’t wax lyrical enough about the 34-year-old Northern Irish Man of the Match maestro.
Mind when folk tried to [email protected] that it was all down to Steven Davis that Ryan Jack became a better player? Might want to look at it the other way around.
— Blair McLaughlan (@mr_omnibus) October 27, 2019
Must say beside the negatives, Steven Davis has been absolutely wonderful this game, almost like he doesn’t know how to play bad.
— 𝐒𝐜𝐨𝐭𝐭 🇳🇬 🇿🇲 🇨🇴 (@RakoTuke) October 27, 2019
Steven Davis one man midfield today
— Darin King (@darin1872) October 27, 2019
— Pulse984Sport (@Pulse984Sport) October 27, 2019
Loads on here making BB their MoM – strong argument he was. For me though Steven Davis is on another level. Completely strolled it
— Jimmy Finlayson (@LoyalFinlayson) October 27, 2019
You are my Davis, my Steven Davis
— Andy Hamilton (@andy_hamilton89) October 27, 2019
Massive win that!! Could have been points dropped so easy. Thank god for Helander. Take a bow Steven Davis… Absolute class & above anyone on that park a mile. Lever on points, 3 goals behind on goal difference. just keep it going
— Glen Kamara (@GKamaraLoyal) October 27, 2019
Know we speak about the quality of Steven Davis loads but it’s no near enough. Man is is an engine.
— Arran Robertson (@FL_Reel_Deal) October 27, 2019
Such has been the immense form of Steven Davis, it lead Steven Gerrard to sing his praises during the week.
Despite being 34, Davis has lost none of his midfield engine and if anything has gained composure and experience in midfield.
Not to mention the fact he is an immense passer of the ball and the fulcrum of our side. It’s no wonder Steven Gerrard thinks he’s playing some of the best football of his career following a top display against Porto.
“We were speaking about it as a staff on Thursday night,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Scottish Herald.
“Looking back over his career, Steven’s had some real strong international performances and played in the Premier League.
“But he must have been so proud of himself on Thursday, to go to a stadium like that, a stage like that, against a team who were in the last eight of the Champions League last year with the name and reputation of Porto and play so well.
“To run the game at 34 years of age, especially in the second half, he should be almighty proud of himself.”