Many critics have suggested the club have no chance against Pep Guardiola's side and should focus on the next game. Yet Silva said that is not the mentality of a big club – and Everton are a big club.
“When you are a big club like Everton and professional and playing at a high level, this is something that never passes in the mind of a football players and the manager," he said.
“Our way is always to prepare to win. We prepare to win, prepare to be solid, prepare to challenge them. We don't think or speak one word about our next game. Nothing, nothing.
“Even though the challenge will be big, we like the big challenge and the big matches to play."