A remarkable 68-game unbeaten run in the league at Anfield came to an end in shock fashion as Burnley became the first visiting side to emerge victorious in nearly four years.
Jose Mourinho insisted Liverpool's strongest team has not been affected because Netherlands centre-back Van Dijk is their only significant absentee.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he has changed his mind over the need for VAR in football and believes the change to using technology to determine the finest of margins has made the game less enjoyable.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that his side will never blame injuries when they do not play to their full potential.
Liverpool left it late to snatch all three points but their patience and persistence was rewarded at Anfield to move three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Virgil Van Dijk, who was pivotal in both Liverpool's Champions League success in 2019 and their title triumph last season, suffered cruciate ligament damage after a tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford earlier this month.
The Netherlands international suffered cruciate ligament damage after a tackle from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in last week's Merseyside derby and is awaiting a date for surgery.
Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool's fighting spirit as the Reds proved they can cope without Virgil van Dijk by grinding out a 1-0 win at Ajax in the opening game of their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says the loss of Virgil van Dijk is a "big blow" but he wants the Premier League champions to use his absence as an added incentive to stay in the trophy hunt.
Virgil Van Dijk hobbled off after a shocking challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in a 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has said that the club should not ''panic'' after suffering a defeat in the Community Shield clash against Arsenal, stressing that penalty shootouts are just like a ''lottery''.
Virgil van Dijk nutmegged his Liverpool teammate Joe Gomez in training with a brilliant piece of skill and followed it up with a celebration to match it.
Liverpool players joined a growing list of football players in expressing their support after the killing of George Floyd in the US.
Jaap Stam said although he would have liked compatriot Virgil van Van Dijk to have won the Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi deserved the award.
Goals from Virgil Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over rival Manchester United.
After winning the Ballon d'Or for the sixth time, Lionel Messi said he is aware of how old he is and that retirement is approaching.
Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk would have been a worthy winner of the Ballon d'Or but understands why Lionel Messi lifted it for a sixth time.
Premier League: Virgil van Dijk said that Liverpool are taking it one game at a time and that there are many matches to go before the season ends