Steven Taylor: "It's a sick feeling. At this moment in time, it feels like a family member has died, if I am being honest with you.
"In the dressing room, looking around everyone was devastated and realised the situation we are in.
"We have got to accept what's coming our way, and that's going to be the criticism this weekend leading up to the West Ham game.
"We have just got to put that to bed and focus on ourselves.
"Everybody is going to be criticising the team, the manager, everybody, but we have to stick together.
"We have heard those words a lot in the past six months, but that's vital now. The last three games are going to be like cup finals for us.
"We have to apologise, first and foremost, to the fans, for everybody who came here and watched the lads, and hold our hands up because we know we let them down.
"We are devastated with it, it wasn't acceptable and we all hold our hands up. It wasn't good enough.
"But we have to stick together and get on with it, and make sure next week we put this to bed and get the three points that we need. It's vital.
"It's hurt the players, it's hurt the manager and the staff, and you could see that after the game.
"We were just feeling sorry for ourselves afterwards, but we have just got to pull ourselves together now."
The WORST Toon Performance I Have EVER Seen!
21. Rob Elliot
26. Mathieu Debuchy
27. Steven Taylor
13. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
19. Massadio Haidara
7. Moussa Sissoko
24. Cheick Tiote 65'
4. Yohan Cabaye
14. James Perch 46'
18. Jonas Gutierrez 46'
9. Papiss Cisse
37. Steve Harper
6. Mike Williamson
8. Vurnon Anita 65'
10. Hatem Ben Arfa 46'
11. Yoan Gouffran 46'
15. Dan Gosling
23. Shola Ameobi
25. Pepe Reina
2. Glen Johnson
23. Jamie Carragher
5. Daniel Agger
3. Jose Enrique
14. Jordan Henderson
8. Steven Gerrard 72'
10. Philippe Coutinho 84'
15. Daniel Sturridge 84'
19. Stewart Downing
1. Brad Jones
16. Sebastian Coates
29. Fabio Borini 72'
30. Suso 84'
33. Jonjo Shelvey 84'
37. Martin Skrtel
47. Andre Wisdom
NEWCASTLE 0 LIVERPOOL 6
It has to be said ... that performance at St James' Park was the WORST of the WORST. I am 57 years old and I was at West Ham for the 8-1 and Old Trafford for the 7-2, but Saturday was a new low level.
Players who could not give a shit; a manager who is absolutely CLUELESS; tactics that defy belief; dead-ball kicks that obviously haven't been worked out; and a side that simply don't look fit!
The Mackems ran us off the park, and Liverpool did too.
Liverpool's "pass and move" was there from the kick-off; while those in black and white get the ball - spend two seconds thinking about it - then pass to players who obviously don't want it.
I have never seen a side so unorganised; so devoid of ideas; eleven individuals who cannot keep a shape or work to anything that resembles a system.
We sat there in the Leazes trying to decide what Pardew's excuses would be THIS time, and we couldn't come up with anything.
He cannot blame European travel; and the majority of that team is the best he could put out there.
Is Pardew up to the job?
He never won 'Jack Shit' as a player, and he is no better as a manager; and he has me thinking the worst thing EVER ... would we be better off with Paolo Di Canio?
Have the Mackem board got it right; while we have some guy who Mike Ashley met in a casino?
Newcastle were utterly shambolic on a day when they could have all but secured their Barclays Premier League status for another season, and the visitors took full advantage.
Central defender Daniel Agger headed them in front with just five minutes gone and Sunderland old boy Jordan Henderson made it 2-0 12 minutes later.
Pardew threw on substitutes Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran at the break, but it was Sturridge who ended any doubt that that Brendan Rodgers' men would leave north-east with all the points with a double inside six second-half minutes,
Further strikes from substitute Fabio Borini and Henderson rubbed salt into black and white wounds, as did the 75th-minute dismissal of Mathieu Debuchy for a second yellow card.
The Newcastle boss had gone into the game having expressed his disappointment with the tide of criticism which had come his way in the wake of the derby defeat by Sunderland a fortnight ago.
Obviously not in touch with the Geordie public. A derby defeat is a dagger in the heart - to lose 3-0 at home is Armageddon. But Pardew thought it was "over the top" to have a dig at him.
Well Mr Pardew - you are in for a culture shock.
Saturday's dreadful display will have done little to appease either the club's fans or owner Mike Ashley with relegation a distinct possibility.
Pardew stood impotently on the sideline as his side imploded, and one fan among a crowd of 52,351 made his feelings clear when he hurled his scarf towards the 51-year-old.
But within 17 catastrophic minutes, their hopes had all but died as Liverpool cut loose to rekindle memories of their 5-1 victory on Tyneside in 2008.
Few inside St James' needed reminding that on that occasion, they would slip out of the division five months later.
The Reds tore at their hosts from the off and needed just five minutes to forge their way ahead when Agger took advantage of lazy defending to run unmarked on to Stewart Downing's lofted cross and head past the helpless Rob Elliot.
Newcastle were woeful as they conceded space to Liverpool in the middle of the field despite employing James Perch and Cheick Tiote in front of the back four to allow the excellent Philippe Coutinho and Sturridge to run riot.
They increased their lead with 17 minutes gone after mounting a flowing attack which left the magpies floundering again, Coutinho sliding the ball into Sturridge's path for him to square for Henderson to double the dose.
Sturridge forced a 24th-minute save from Elliot and Steven Gerrard uncharacteristically volleyed wide five minutes later with the locals fearing the worst.
By contrast, Newcastle had little or no penetration as lone striker Papiss Cisse was starved of possession with Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko becalmed by a sea of red shirts.
But they should really have been back in it with nine minutes of the half remaining when full-back Massadio Haidara produced the first cross of any note to present Perch with a free header, only to see him head wastefully wide.
Pardew made his move at the break, withdrawing Perch and Jonas Gutierrez with Ben Arfa and Gouffran, knowing his side needed something different and needed it fast.
Gouffran might have obliged within four minutes when he got his head to Cabaye's cross, but his looping header was easily collected by Pepe Reina.
The game was effectively over when Ben Arfa, who had shown encouraging signs, was robbed by Coutinho wide on the right and sped forward to slide in Sturridge, who blasted past Elliot.
But things were to get much, much worse for the Magpies.
They were carved open once again when Gerrard and Henderson combined to set up Sturridge for his second with half an hour still to play, and the rout was far from complete.
Borini needed just two minutes to find the back of the net on his return from injury as a substitute when he converted Downing's cross, and Henderson sent a 74th-minute free-kick across Elliot and into the bottom corner with no team-mate able to get a touch to make it 6-0.
Within seconds Debuchy got his marching orders after receiving a second yellow for a foul on Coutinho, and only a fine 82nd-minute save by Elliot denied Coutinho a seventh goal as the storm clouds gathered over Tyneside with three games of a difficult campaign remaining.