Here are the key lines from his news conference:
On whether he is happy with his squad, Silva said: "100%. We are going to be competitive and make our fans proud. I'm happy with the squad."
On reports Palhinha could still leave the club, Silva added: "I don't want to talk about the market again."
On preparing to take charge of his 100th Fulham game: "It's a nice number and time flies, it's unbelievable. Football is so intense, sometimes you don't feel the time going."
Reflecting on the season so far, he said: "We have been really competitive in all games. Things out of our control have made it more difficult. But I prefer to look forward and we are going to improve."