Maupay rates Van Dijk among the best in the world.
When the French forward was asked by Sky Sports if he had played against any world-class players, he said: "(Virgil) Van Dijk probably. The man is just too strong, too rapid, too tall, too everything. Just hard!
"This season when we played Man City I had a very, very tough game against [Ruben] Dias too."
Maupay is not the only Seagull to find taking on the towering Dutchman a tall order.