Van Dijk was also awarded the "Champions League best defender" title at the UEFA Football awards earlier past year, for his match-winning performances with the Liverpool side that went on to win the 2018-19 UCL.
He as played a total of 33 official matches this season, starting all of them, and has also scored 4 goals.
At the moment Liverpool, scoring 73 points in 25 games, ranked first in the standings of the English Premier League.
"Liverpool is developing that now". And just how do you fit Liverpool's front 3 in?
It is believed a new deal for Van Dijk is viewed as a "priority" by the club's owners given the huge impact the Dutchman has provided since his arrival two years ago.
Alongside goalkeeper Alisson, Van Dijk's influence on the defence and the rest of the squad has been astounding since his arrival.
Steve McClaren argued that Van Dijk would have been the only Liverpool star to make the combined XI.
With that in mind, Liverpool are keen to get him tied down to a new deal to ensure that finance will not be an issue for the player.
He did, and the rest is history as Liverpool won the Champions League last season, reached the final the year before, came within a whisker of winning the Premier League last season, and are running away with it in this campaign. He won the PFA Player of the Year Award in his debut season with the Reds.
You would have to try and find a place for Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne, because he is a magnificent footballer and his team-mate Sergio Aguero could also be a contender for the forward line. "Nobody would get past them", the former England boss said.