Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool fans to focus on the positives after moving clear at the top of the Premier League table.
The Reds could only manage a goalless draw with West Ham United at Anfield on Monday evening to move one point clear of Chelsea at the summit.
But after a second 0-0 home league stalemate was greeted with boos from some sections of the Anfield crowd, vice-captain Carragher has called for patience from supporters.
"I think the positive thing to take is the fact that we've qualified for the next stage of the Champions League and we're top of the Premier League. To do that when we aren't playing well and going through a rough patch is really positive," he told the club's official website.
"You're always disappointed when you don't win your home games and obviously in the last three games at home we haven't played as well as we could.
"We'd have liked to get the three points and we certainly tried to get that but normally when you aren't playing too well you go down the league. Instead we're going up the league when we aren't at our best.
"We put them under pressure which is what you expect, but that's happened for years - goalkeepers having good performances at Anfield.
"In saying that, it's up to us to do a little bit more."