Fulham have been impressive in the new year and Hughes has hailed Murphy for leading the chage.
“He has been really consistent this year in fairness,” said Hughes.
“Early in the season, we weren’t getting many plaudits because we were struggling to pick up points.
“Right through the season from the start to now, Danny has put consistently excellent performances together.
“He has driven the team on. At the moment we are getting positive results and people are recognising the job that Danny has done this year.”