Silva is widely regarded as one of the outstanding defenders in the game, but the Brazilian has also lavished praise on teammates David Luiz and Marquinhos.
"We needed to buy a quality defender like David Luiz but I do not forget the performances of Marquinhos. He represents the future of the club. He is young, already plays very well and has a strong personality," Silva told Le Parisien.
"With David Luiz and Marquinhos here, we have the greatest centre-backs in the world."
Silva is in the latter stages of his recovery from a thigh problem which has sidelined him since August.