And the former Manchester United and England star has scoffed at the idea that the Dutchman has been the best player in the Premier League this season. "Dejan trained yesterday for the first time, full, completely normal, ' said Klopp". We can expect Liverpool to go out with attacking intent against a resurgent but defensive Burnley side and expect the Reds to win with a comfortable scoreline.
"If they draw this game, all of a sudden it could be three points and a bit of goal difference so it is a massive football match for Liverpool".
Liverpool have won nine of their last 11 home games against Burnley in all competitions (D2) since a 0-1 loss in September 1974.
Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to complain about it, but Sunday's scheduling of Liverpool's Premier League clash at home to Burnley will do his team few favours in Europe in midweek.
"With regards to the lack of creativity and negative perception of Liverpool - we are one point off the top so therefore much better than we were past year when we weren't being criticised", he told Press Association Sport at a Show Racism the Red Card event at Anfield.
"It is normal that the supporters want it more than anyone", he said.
"I don't have to give my players any advice, they know already", said Klopp.
The defender has been the reason for Liverpool conceding fewer goals than any other side this season, and Van Dijk's performances have seen him be in the reckoning for PFA Player of the Year at the end of the season.
"I'm sure they're looking forward to this game".
With five draws in their past seven matches Liverpool have arrived at the crux of their season. He is doing everything he can.
"We have plenty of meetings throughout the season where he's definitely not happy with some things and I think that's a good sign, because even when we only lost one game the whole season there are still moments where we do much better".
"I hope that's not the case but I don't think you can be too critical if you have been fantastic yourself and have done ever so well to be in it in the first place". He should be aiming to get back to form, starting this Sunday.
But there is one close friend he expected to see in the dug-out by now who has swerved the post-career move.
"We made history getting 100 points, it's a hard feat, not easy to repeat something like that".
"After the game I saw the video and you hear when it hit the post.It's a special sound".