Alan Pardew wants Newcastle to stick together after 6-0 defeat by Liverpool

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Alan Pardew has called on Newcastle United to "stick together" following the "awful" performance in the 6-0 home thrashing by Liverpool.

Pardew is hoping that captain Fabricio Coloccini will be fit for the trip to east London, when Newcastle will face former manager Sam Allardyce and ex-striker Andy Carroll. The Magpies boss added: "We've had two really tough days at home, there's no doubt about that, and today in terms of the performance was below Sunderland. "We've got work to do, but fortunately our skipper is available and he is going to have to come back into the team and give us leadership and experience." Pardew also conceded that his team may be suffering from a lack of Premier League experience, commenting: "I thought that was evident today, but there is enough experience in the group to get over that. "Luckily, we've got three games to go to put it right. We have to get a win, or maybe four points at least, to make sure we're safe."

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