Maybe I'm misremembering, but I'm sure they hated Lustig half the time he was with them. I certainly remember him as a bomb scare. But they held Brown up as an iconic figure at the time which said it all. Davis, on the other hand, showed his quality in the EPL; even in aging decline, he'd still be far above Brown.
defensive midfielder for me. no nonsense like the great makelele. but you do learn and appreciate players like davis. he adapted to his role too, i remember under walter we played him out on the right.
he played at the highest level for a good 4 years in the premier league at least and never look out of his depth. shed a decade off him and he would be worth a fortune.