Celtic certainly did it the hard way, but, just about, won their first game post-World Cup break on Saturday.
On Saturday, Ange Postecoglou’s team took on Aberdeen at Pittodrie and, despite having 33 shots, it appeared as though the breakthrough was never going to come.
That is until, just two minutes from time, captain Callum McGregor fired home the winner in, what was, his first appearance since 5 October.
Jubilation in the away end, with the travelling supporters singing: “this year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to Postecoglou”.
Under the Australian, there hasn’t been much need for crying, with the Hoops winning nine successive Premiership games.
Back at Celtic Park for the first time since 12 November, will the Bhoys’ winning streak continue?
As for Livingston, their weekend fixture against Dundee United at the Tony Macaroni was postponed due to a frozen pitch.
Their inactivity saw Davie Martindale’s team slip down to fifth, which is still a remarkably achievement at this stage.
The Lions ended the first period of the season unbeaten in three, recording wins over Kilmarnock and Aberdeen, before a draw at Hearts.
Livi have never won at Celtic Park in 15 visits, but did earn a goalless draw when they last visited 14 months ago.
Back in October though, goals from Kyōgo Furuhashi, Greg Taylor and Jota saw the Hoops to a 3-0 victory at Almondvale.
This one at Parkhead is likely to follow a similar pattern.