Mo Diame has apologised to Newcastle United fans after the 4-0 defeat at Anfield.
The Magpies suffered their heaviest loss away to Liverpool since 1987 as they capitulated against the Premier League leaders.
Newcastle have not won at Liverpool since 1994 in the top flight but even with their side 4-0 down the fans still backed the players.
Diame was taken aback by their support, and told the Chronicle: “It showed how amazing they are and it shows how loyal the fans are.
“We know as players we are at a massive club but it is massive because of them.
“They are showing this week-in, week-out.
“We just want to thank them and apologise for the result.”
The result damaged United’s goal difference but there is still a five-point cushion between Newcastle and the bottom three.
Diame said: “As always we know the fans are behind us and pushing us.
“We were disappointed with the result.
“We knew it would not be easy but to concede four goals is not good enough for us.
“It is not good for our place in the table.
“The manager is doing everything to make sure we don’t concede a big amount of goals against the big opponents and we just gave away too many.”
Diame said that can’t be used as an excuse, he said: “It’s always hard to concede a second but the defeat was more about the penalty.
“The first goal we weren’t ready for the set-piece.
“The gaffer told us about how important the set-pieces and we conceded two goals.”
Newcastle now prepare for another festive away game at Watford and Diame knows what is needed as fans prepare to make the long journey to Hertfordshire.
He added: “I am pretty sure there will be a reaction at Watford.
“It is the kind of game we see more of an opportunity for three points.
“I am pretty sure we will react and the team will do well.”