Klopp believes the big centre-back will produce his best next season when he has fully settled on Merseyside.
He said: “I’m very happy with him. Few ups and downs. We will see Van Dijk at his best after the summer.
“He has to get used to this style of play. Everton, outstanding, Swansea, good, West Brom, bad game for whole team.
“When Virgil came here he wasn’t match fit. I spoke to him about it [leaving him out against Huddersfield on Tuesday], he expected it. We have to use the time.”