The Argentine scored Manchester City's victor against Bristol City earlier this week in the League Cup while Van Dijk scored Liverpool's victor that sent rivals Everton out of the FA Cup last weekend.
Manchester City are also said to be interested, but Arsenal are favourites to complete the signing of the former Manchester United man. Having not lost a single game this season, Manchester City are strolling their way to the league title but Anfield has never been kind to the Blue half of Manchester.
Pep Guardiola says striker Gabriel Jesus is only a few weeks away from making a return to action for Manchester City and could be fit for the Champions League clash with Basel.
Kane claimed the prize ahead of seven other nominees - Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic, Liverpool duo Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, Jesse Lingard of Manchester United, Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi.
Coutinho or not, Liverpool have a great recent record against City at Anfield, winning their last four meetings on Merseyside, and going undefeated since 2003.
Bournemouth have really struggled at the back this season, managing only four clean sheets in 22 Premier League matches so far. The arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m was met with a mixture of joy and relief from the club's supporters, but the departure of Philippe Coutinho has left a Brazilian-maestro-shaped hole in the final third.
Gini Wijnaldum got the only goal in this fixture last season, but even just over a year on, this seems a very different City side.