While no official line has come out from either club over an agreement on a transfer fee or personal terms, the wait has gone on to determine whether or not the 25-year-old is heading to Liverpool.
The Merseyside club are winning race to sign the much coveted centre-back who is set to become the world's most expensive defender this summer.
Chiming in on this prospect is Steven Gerrard, who appears to like the cut of his jib, told a crowd in Belfast, "I'd love to see him in a red shirt".More news: Revenue Estimates Analysis Of Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)
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Van Dijk signed a new six-year contract last year, having joined Southampton from Celtic for £13 million in September 2015.
Liverpool and Southampton do not share the best relationship off the pitch as in recent years, Liverpool have been the most popular destinations for Southampton's best players like Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne et al.
Liverpool face an almighty battle to capture Virgil van Dijk - with Southampton prepared to ask for up to £75million for the player.
Two months later, the former FC Groningen star put in an encore performance in the League Cup semi-final, first-leg clash, keeping Daniel Sturridge quiet to ensure a 1-0 victory for the Saints.
Southampton maintain that van Dijk is not for sale. Van Dijk's decision comes as a serious disappointment to Chelsea, who had targeted him for the left of Antonio Conte's back three.