The international break has served as a break from the race for the Premier League title between Manchester City and Liverpool.
A total of 15 games will decide the Premier League title, as Liverpool and Manchester City battle it out over the next eight weeks. But wheres the title going?
And Silva has flown to the United Arab Emirates with a City coach to complete some warm-weather training ahead of rejoining City ahead of the fixture against Fulham.
Liverpool, looking for their first top-flight title since 1990, currently lead Manchester City by two points, though Pep Guardiolas side do have a game in hand as they look to retain the Premier League for the first time.
Liverpool have two top-six opponents to play in Tottenham and Chelsea, both at home, and have only three away games in their remaining seven.
“That is not myself being biased,” he adds. “The win against Spurs will give them a massive lift and the way Ralph Hasenhuttl has got them playing is great. They took Man Utd all the way at Old Trafford and beat Arsenal and Spurs at home. They raise their game.”