Sadio Mane's double earned Liverpool what turned out to be a routine victory after Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was red-carded for pulling down Mane just before halftime.
Silva arrives on a free transfer after leaving Paris Saint-Germain following the club's defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
Liverpool finally got their hands on the trophy as supporters crowded around Anfield stadium as fireworks lit the sky.
Their win ended an agonizing title drought without the players even having to take the field after Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
With no fans in the stands on a wet night in Bremen, it was a subdued and strange celebration for Bayern’s players, who put on commemorative T-shirts and paid tribute to their absent supporters with cheers.
Chelsea will need another Munich miracle in the second leg on March 18 to overturn the deficit at the Allianz Arena, where they famously beat the German club in the 2012 Champions League final.
Several announcements were made over Tottenham's public address system saying "racist behaviour from spectators is interfering with the game" while referee Anthony Taylor stopped the game to talk to the players.
Everton said the club and Kick It Out had received reports of a homophobic chant being aimed at Chelsea’s fans by a small section of the home crowd during Saturday’s match.
The club is now free to sign new players in the January transfer window after a FIFA-imposed ban was reduced on appeal by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The striker, who is the all-time leading scorer in the Australian and American leagues and was shortlisted twice for FIFA Player of the Year, believes playing in Chelsea will give her the opportunity to win trophies.
Chelsea were also 2-0 victors against Crystal Palace as they too jumped above Manchester City into third.
Tanny Abraham was subjected to racial abuse on social media after he took a decisive penalty on Wednesday and saw his effort saved by goalkeeper Adrian, which handed European champions Liverpool the UEFA Supercup.
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