MOUSSA Who? That was the question after Olivier Ntcham scored the only goal a couple of days after his French team-mate Moussa Dembele had suddenly quit in a dramatic deadline-day £19.8million switch for Lyon.
The midfielder, a £4.5million buy from Manchester City the previous summer, struck in the 62nd minute in a contest where the Hoops hit the woodwork FOUR times through James Forrest, Mikael Lustig, Leigh Griffiths and Ntcham.
Brendan Rodgers enjoyed his tenth win over the Ibrox side in 12 games, the other two ending in draws.
Tom Rogic, Odsonne Edouard and Forrest combined to set up Ntcham for a first-time drive that flew low past Allan McGregor from 10 yards. The charmed life of the visitors’ goal had at last been breached.
It gave Rodgers his first triumph over his former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard.
TEAM: Gordon; Lustig, Ajer, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Forrest (sub: Sinclair 92), Rogic (sub: Christie 77), McGregor; Edouard (sub: Griffiths 67).
*TOMORROW: Another key game on way to title No.8.