The centre-back has continued to be one of his side's standout stars this season, picking up from where he left of last year, and the England international has been quick to highlight the impact Silva is having on his side.
He told the club's official website: “He has different ideas from other mangers – every manager is slightly different and you learn from all of them.
“He has been brought up on a different style of football in Portugal and has a different philosophy – and it is great to learn from him.
“He has taught me a lot – I am sure the same is true for everyone at the club.
“The way we want to play is really drilled into us now, we just need to fine-tune it, work on a few things – and I think we are close to being a really good team."