He has played every minute for Liverpool this season.
Have your say - Does Virgil van Dijk deserve a new contract?
The defender scored four goals in 33 appearances for Liverpool this season. No one would overcome them.
"Liverpool are developing that now".
That is why there is no offer that will convince the Reds' board about Van Dijk.
Trent Alexander-Arnold beats Gary Neville to the right-back position, with Liverpool teammates Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk featured in the backline.
The platform provided by Liverpool's engine room featuring Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Fabinho is vital to how the team plays and you have to give the captain credit for silencing his doubters, to etch himself a place alongside the club's great captains.
Steve McClaren argued that Van Dijk would have been the only Liverpool star to make the combined XI.
The Dutch centre-back beat all odds to win the award last season and later went on to beat two best players in the world Cristian Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to UEFA's Best Player of the Year award.
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.
I don't think there has been a more influential player during the Jurgen Klopp era, with the defender colossal in all facets of his play, whether it be pace, power, leadership, quality on the ball or consistency. Separation from located the line below "Manchester city" is a space 22 points.
First-team regulars such as Van Dijk will bag approximately £150,000 on top of the standard win bonuses they get during the season.