Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed the loyalty of the club's supporters after another Anfield encounter passed without a win.
The Reds are yet to claim three points at home in the Premier League under Rodgers this season, while they have only won two league games on their own turf in 2012. They enter the international break 14th in the standings after Sunday's goalless draw with Stoke and the manager has hailed fans for their ongoing support despite testing times.
He told the Daily Star: "This is a club that has only won two Premier League games at Anfield this calendar year and it's been nearly a year since the club has won consecutive Premier League games. "So to still get the support and backing of the supporters with that type of record, there are not many clubs who'd get that."
Sunday's encounter saw six Stoke players booked but Rodgers refused to condemn their physical approach.
He said: "They're a bunch of big men who make it difficult for you. There's no right or wrong way to play football. "They choose to play a totally different type of game. "But what I was proud of was that our young guys stood up to that and we coped while still trying to play our game."