Furious home fans turned on both him and his team following a result which leaves them hovering alarmingly just two places above the Premier League relegation zone. It was the club’s worst home defeat since 1925.
Pardew had demanded his players produce a performance to atone for their last match at home, a 3-0 defeat by local rivals Sunderland.
Instead, his side capitulated against a Liverpool team for whom the build-up to the match had been completely overshadowed by the punishment handed down to Suárez for biting Branislav Ivanovic.
Alan Pardew: “We need a win from one of our two remaining away games.
“You can’t come off a defeat like that and the manner of it and not be worried. I’m not going to criticise the players individually. Collectively we fell short.
“When you’re not playing well and 3-0 down, it was a lot for some of the inexperienced players to cope with.
"I believe I can get enough out of this team to keep them up and that process starts on Monday.
"I will carry on and fight through this. We haven’t suddenly became a bad coaching staff.”