The Cameroonian star has been the most consistent center back for the Reds since moving to Anfield last summer.
The alternative, of course, is that the window will shut with Van Dijk remaining at Southampton, a result that might not actually be in the best interest of any of the parties involved but appears at the very least possible as things now stand.
But now, images have emerged of what appears to be a Liverpool club auto arriving at Liverpool airport... to pick up a passenger on a private jet from Bournemouth.
To add more hope for Reds, another supporter delved even deeper to discover the auto that picked up the unknown person was the same one which ferried Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp and Andrew Robertson in completing their Liverpool deals.
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Harold Henderson has been appointed by National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell to hear the appeal. Elliott had six games for 18 yards and caught two passes for six years in one series of work.
Now, with Bournemouth being a stone's throw away from Southampton, Reds supporters are adamant the club have finally landed their man.
Whether these Liverpool fans are onto something or not, their desperation to sign van Dijk is as amusing as it is alarming.
Elsewhere, the front three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have made such a strong start to the season that Philippe Coutinho's absence with that suspect back injury has hardly been a miss.
Liverpool withdrew their interest in signing Van Dijk earlier this summer after Southampton asked the Premier League to consider allegations of an illegal approach, but, crucially, Van Dijk's desire to move to Anfield - and Klopp's wish to see him in the heart of his defence - has never changed.