Sam Allardyce has told Newcastle United fans that their current poor home form is only a "blip".

After defeat to Liverpool, Allardyce said: "It's only what you expect here.

"They are quite within their rights today to do that, to show their disapproval. I would not have expected anything else.

"They pay their money to come to see a game of football and they have not enjoyed what they have seen. I agree that they have got no alternative, as far as I am concerned, but to show their disapproval.

"The game changes on results. Two games, it was great, and two games at home later, it's a disaster. That's football. They see it as a disaster, I see it as a blip that we have to work hard to get right."