STEVEN GERRARD believes Andy Halliday was ‘extremely lucky’ to avoid serious injury after a nasty incident during the win over Livingston.

Halliday again filled in at left-back as he deputised for Borna Barisic and equipped himself well as Scott Arfield netted the only goal of the game.

The 28-year-old would play the closing stages with a bandage on his head after tumbling off the park in front of the Copland Stand as he attempted to put a cross into the box.

Gerrard said: “Very, very lucky boy. Extremely lucky boy. He has gone over the advertising board and there has been a chair upside down.

“The chair leg or part of the chair has gone and he has got a gash underneath his eyebrow.

“He is an extremely lucky boy but I thought he was excellent today and showed a lot of grit.

“He has come into the team and at Killie he was really strong and today he was really strong.”