Jürgen Klopp’s men had to battle to see off the Clarets, but ultimately goals from Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez ensured a first-time response to the defeat at the Gunners previously.
Van Dijk said post-match: “I think everyone would love to be in this situation that you are on the top and fighting for the pinnacle, which is winning the Premier League in this case.
“We are in a situation that I think last year around this time, you would never, well maybe not never as you never know, but you wouldn’t have believed where we are today.
“Let’s just enjoy the moment and we have to perform as players, but together everyone has to play their part.
“We obviously came on the back of a very disappointing day in London. We wanted to show a reaction for ourselves. The start [against Burnley] wasn’t great, we can’t deny that, but I think how we turned the second half around and stayed calm was good.
“We can only influence what we are doing. That’s the only thing. We wanted to win, no matter what, find a way to win, we did that and now we have a couple of days off, hopefully everyone can get fresh again and no flu and injuries and everything like that.”