It looks like the Dutchman will need to play through the pain of the injury against Chelsea on Saturday, as well as in the upcoming games against Napoli and Manchester City.
But with the Reds leading by three at the break, Van Dijk was brought off after ten minutes of the second half with what appeared to be a rib injury - serving as the main talking point of a drab second period, and causing much concern among Liverpool fans.
Van Dijk has formed a solid partnership alongside Joe Gomez this season, who missed the end of the last campaign through injury. According to former Everton manager, Sam Allardyce the Reds must keep the 27-year-old fit if they want to win trophies this season. How long he is out is a key element for Liverpool's success at the moment.
However, Jurgen Klopp was not too concerned regarding the player's injury. Today he has another hit there.
"Painful is already not too cool, so we will see how we deal with that". Virgil van Dijk has been the Merseysider's stand out performer.
Should Liverpool be anxious about losing Virgil van Dijk? "I didn't hear anything different", Klopp told Sky Sports on Saturday. His arrival fixed Liverpool's leaky defence and his absence in crucial matches will be a crucial blow to their title hopes.
What's next on the Liverpool fixture list? In order to win those, it's a must that the player remain fit and fresh.
Liverpool have raced to the top of the Premier League table in 2018-19, winning six out of six games to date.
Liverpool are now flying high in the Premier League - having won six games out of six to climb to the top of the Premier League - and next face Chelsea in the League Cup in midweek, before taking on the Blues again at Stamford Bridge next Saturday.