Liverpool defender Daniel Agger insists his team-mates are focused on doing their best for the club and not Luis Suarez's situation.
The Uruguay international has been hit with an eight-game ban for a misconduct charge along with a £40,000 fine by the Football Association.
The Liverpool players showed their support for Suarez pre-match against Wigan by donning wearing T-shirts featuring his image on the front and number on the back.
Liverpool could only muster a goalless draw at the DW Stadium and the Danish stopper has denied that Suarez's heavy ban and their show of public support was a distraction.
"That is not on our mind," Agger said of Suarez's situation. "We are playing football and that is most important, we don't think about that stuff.
"The squad is together, that is the way it is. It (support for Suarez) has never been in doubt.
"Of course it is second nature to back our friend but the most important thing is to win football games - it just wasn't a big success at Wigan."
Charlie Adam missed a second-half penalty for Liverpool and Agger admitted it was a frustrating night for Kenny Dalglish's side.
"It is a frustrating night because we went there for a win," he added.
"I think we had the better, more clear chances. We are just not finishing the games.
"The first 20 minutes we played really well but when you are not scoring goals you are not winning games.
"The good thing about football is there is always another chance (at home to Blackburn on Boxing Day) and we have to be more clinical in that game."