A little like the win, the hug for the man who secured it took a while to come.
Jurgen Klopp had set off to catch Divock Origi the moment the whistle went but at each stride he was blocked. A red shirt here, an orange one to console there, and then three officials in a line, a handshake and a nod for all.
When he finally caught Origi, he grabbed him from behind and nearly dragged the poor chap off his feet.
Divock Origi fires home from close range as Liverpool defeated Wolves 1-0 at Molineux
The 26-year-old turns away to celebrate after helping Liverpool to victory on Saturday
Liverpool players Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) and Mohamed Salah celebrate with Origi
There is a special kind of feeling around scrappy wins, that rarest of things for Liverpool these days, and there is a special kind of feeling at Liverpool for Origi, that rarest of figures.
At 26, you might wonder why he remains content with so much time in the shadows, 34 starts across seven seasons, but when they let him out he has made an exceptional habit of catching your eye.
He did it against Barcelona and Tottenham when they