Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson was disappointed to hear fans chanting for former boss Kenny Dalglish during Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Stoke and said such singing is unhelpful to the club.
A recent revival in Liverpool's form was brought to a halt at the Britannia Stadium as goals from Kenwyne Jones and Ricardo Fuller condemned Hodgson's side to a fifth defeat in their opening 13 league games.
Towards the end of the tie, Liverpool supporters chanted the name of Dalglish, who put himself forward as a candidate to replace Rafa Benitez in the summer, only to see the board opt to recruit Hodgson from Fulham.
Hodgson believes that such a public show of support for the former Liverpool player and manager is not aiding the team's cause.
"That seems like it is going to be part of life at Liverpool," Hodgson said. "I think we are trying to do the best job we can in the circumstances and I don't know that that type of singing helps anyone.