And Gerrard, who was speaking at an event in Belfast, believes the 25-year old will be a welcome addition to Jurgen Klopp's side.
"I'd love to see him [van Dijk] in a red shirt. I'm a huge fan," said the former Liverpool skipper.
"I thought he was fantastic at Celtic and I thought we should have had a go for him back then."It will cost us a few more quid but I think he is a piece of the jigsaw that would be very welcome and very big for this team."