The Dutch defender has been dominated out since January with an ankle harm however got here off the bench for the general 3 mins against Crystal Palace remaining week.
Now Van Dijk, who passed in a switch request forward of a proposed transfer to Liverpool in the summertime, might be welcomed again into the squad by way of Argentine boss Pellegrino.
But the 26-year-outdated could also be set for a frosty reception from the Saints lovers at St Mary’s Stadium after looking to pressure via a transfer.
Liverpool have been later pressured to apologise to Southampton for his or her behaviour within the proposed £50m switch saga.
And Pellegrino is hoping Van Dijk can put all of it at the back of him after impressing since returning to coaching.
“We will decide tomorrow, but every single week Virgil is important because he is getting better,” Pellegrino stated.
“After a protracted time period with out taking part in a recreation now he’s coaching neatly, and it’s just right information for us as a result of we want Virgil like each and every unmarried participant in our squad.
“Virgil is the most important participant for us.
“I believe each and every unmarried week he’ll support, however on the similar time he must play, he wishes to coach.
“The absolute best coaching consultation for me is to play video games. Now he’s taking part in within the reserves and 15 mins is one thing and he’s coaching neatly.”