Marco Silva can see Aleksandar Mitrovic improving with every day in training at Motspur Park and feels the in-form Fulham forward would have had more than the eleven goals he has plundered were it not for his injury struggles.

Mitrovic’s eleventh goal of the campaign – a glorious volley after some superb chest control – secured a third consecutive win for the Whites at Leicester City last night. The Cottagers are now level on points with Liverpool and sit in eighth place in the Premier League.

The Fulham head coach hailed Mitrovic as he became only the third Fulham player to score in three away games in a row.

“I think if Mitro didn’t have his foot injury in October with the national team I’m sure he would have more goals right now. That stopped the great form he was in. He had a tough October, training the day before the match and playing. He was scoring important goals for us.

The World Cup was important for him and the national team, he played the three games but he was not in the best physical condition. Now we are managing a bit more. He is getting better every single day. He showed the ambition to win football matches, not just score goals. Mitro is much more than a goalscorer. He is a top professional and I’m really pleased to have him with us.”