ALAN Pardew says fans at every right to boo him and his Newcastle United players after their 6-0 defeat to Liverpool.
The result has left the club even deeper in the mire near the foot of the Premier League.
Pardew and his players were booed off at the break and at full-time.
Liverpool were dominant from the first whistle, and apart from a 10-minute spell at the start of the second half, United were never in the game.
Asked about the reaction from supporters, Pardew said: “Quite right too - I wouldn’t expect anything else.
“That performance was totally dominated by Liverpool. There were no positives to take out of that.”
It was Newcastle’s first appearances on home turf since the 3-0 Tyne-Wear derby defeat, and Pardew’s pinning his hopes on a “reaction” from his players against West Ham United at Upton Park on Saturday, when captain Fabricio Coloccini will return from injury.
“Hopefully, there’ll be a reaction,” Pardew said. “That’s the only positive we’re going to get.
“Maybe there will be a coming together from the group.
“It didn’t look right. I’m not going to hide from that. We spoke about that after the game. We need a side that has a bit more nouse and experience.
“We definitely need to roll our sleeves up and show we have the stomach.”