The Oasis legend and die-hard Manchester City fan believes the Portuguese maestro has the sort of attitude which objectively endears him to any football fan.
Silva emerged as a key player for City during an incredible season which eventually saw them pip Liverpool to the Premier League title on the final day.
In the prolonged absence of Kevin De Bruyne, the versatile Silva ensured Pep Guardiola’s relentless midfield machine kept running – and Gallagher has him down as Player of the Season.
“He’s someone who’s thrived without De Bruyne. When he puts him into the middle of the midfield, he’s dynamite.
“He’s got that thing that every football supporter in the world loves. He’s like Tevez. He just never, ever, ever gives up. He celebrates goals like he’s a child and he’s one of us now.
“They’re all great lads but he would be my Player of the Season.”