The former Magpies forward, who cost the Reds £35million in January 2011, has been linked with a loan return to St James’ Park this summer but Pardew has preferred to stay out of talk regarding that scenario.
"There is a lot of talk about players when new managers go in and their situations get all cloudy," he told Sky Sports News HD in relation to Brendan Rodgers taking the reins at Anfield.
"I don't think that's completely resolved, one way or the other. I wouldn't really like to comment.
"He did an absolutely terrific job here. I have always supported him while he has been at Liverpool when other people weren't. I thought he got a bit of a raw deal, if I'm honest.
"I think he's going to be a great player, but where he treads the boards, so to speak, we will have to wait and see."