Silva was subject of three approaches from the Toffees and, although the Portuguese refused to commit his future to Watford, the Hornets were adamant they would not let the 40-year-old meet the Merseysiders.
So the focus moves back to a fine start to the new Premier League campaign and a trip to winless-in-three Newcastle next up for the Hornets who beat West Ham United 2-0 on Sunday.
Silva caused a surprise by handing left-back Marvin Zeegelaar his first start in place of José Holebas – who was only named as a substitute – and the Dutchman overcame an early elbow from Andy Carroll to impress. He should keep his place.
Also on the bench was Sebastian Prödl. The Austrian defender was back from a hamstring injury but despite being Watford’s reigning Player of the Season he could be forced to settle for a back-up role once more.
Kiko Femenía is a doubt after being withdrawn with a knock against the Hammers and if he misses out Watford will be without a senior right wing-back.
Nathaniel Chalobah (knee), Younès Kaboul (hamstring), Craig Cathcart (knee), Isaac Success (hamstring) and Tommie Hoban (knee) are all long-term absentees.
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