He'll just have to absorb it, especially this weekend when he faces the wrath of Southampton supporters still unhappy with Van Dijk's actions in his final months at St. Mary's Stadium.
Bertrand is one of the quicker full-backs in the league and will have to use this to his full advantage against the fellow speedster Salah, if he is to stop the on-fire African Player of the year. Sadio Mane was OK, I'm not 100 percent sure anymore.
Former Liverpool FC midfielder McAllister heaped praise on Robertson for his contribution to Klopp's team. He looked sluggish in possession at times but his positioning was sound and he was dominant in the air, immediately demonstrating the kind of leadership Liverpool had been searching for.
"I don't think anyone at Southampton will say we've stolen him", he said.
Quite remarkably, Moreno managed to battle his way back into the starting line-up for the current campaign to leave Robertson on the bench for the opening half of the season. "It's not about this". We are influenced by circumstance.
"Now only when you've been away for so long, you appreciate how big a thing it is". However, with another three to four signings, the Kop faithful can aspire to prove to be a threat to the Manchester and London teams. It's not only the players we have.
"How football fans are, they want to disturb everything we try to do because they want to help their team, and probably they will whistle".
Pellegrino has some exciting midfielders at his disposal but Oriol Romeu remains his first choice midfielder, who will have his work cut out, against a formidable Liverpool side.
"I believe I am living one of the best phases of my career and I owe much to the trust that the club has placed in me from the beginning".
But the timing for Lambert was all wrong. "Raggy trained the last two days", added Klopp, hinting he could return on Sunday, saying essentially the same about Alberto Moreno.
Southampton reported an illegal approach with Van Dijk having spoken to Liverpool before a bid had been accepted by his club, forcing an embarrassing public apology in which Liverpool insisted they had "ended any interest in the player". "That's not how it should be". He is happy so he doesn't care about getting more credit or recognition.
"Meanwhile, I understand why it happened".
The reality is Lovren will never be a constant member of a stable Reds back four. It is nothing really special. Manolo Gabbiadini made the bench against West Brom and could play a role in this game.
Can the arrival of Van Dijk solve the defensive woes?
The £29m that the club shelled out to get him from Hoffenheim looks like a steal now, given his incredible contribution to the club. He is still a young boy. "Otherwise, we would have".
Liverpool's recent Premier League form is outstanding.