Reid - We'll learn from this season



  • Defender Winston Reid believes the Hammers will learn from their debut season at London Stadium to improve next term’s home form
  • The hosts were beaten 4-0 by Liverpool on Sunday
  • And the New Zealand international admitted everything went wrong for Slaven Bilic’s side

Winston Reid says West Ham United will learn from their first season at London Stadium and improve their home form next campaign after suffering a 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.

The Merseysiders, who had Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho (two) and Divock Origi to thank for the goals, strengthened their hold on fourth spot in the Premier League with the comfortable win in east London.

And Reid, who skippered the side in club captain Mark Noble’s absence, believes Slaven Bilic’s can learn a lot from the disappointing defeat.

He said: “It turned into a game that we really didn’t want. They are really good. They have good quality players and have a lot of speed. Everything went wrong.

“I thought we started alright and we had a couple of chances. But at the end of the day we lost as a team.

“The last few weeks we’ve been doing well as well. But we’ll move on to next season and learn from this season, especially at home.

“It’s just one of these things. We tried our best and went out there to try and put on a performance. But sometimes you have days like that and unfortunately we’ve had a few of them this season.”

The last few weeks we’ve been doing well. But we’ll move on to next season and learn from this season, especially at home.

Winston Reid

Things could have gone differently at London Stadium had the Hammers’ taken their chances – Sam Byram went close early on and Andre Ayew missed a great chance to equalise before the break.

And the match wasn’t without its controversy, with New Zealand international Reid involved in a coming together with visitors leading by two.

The defender went up for a challenge with Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum, and the centre-back looked to have taken a whack in the face before the Reds counter-attacked with pace and scored a third.

“Obviously there was contact [in the challenge with Wijnaldum],” Reid continued. “I didn’t see a handball, but I knew he fouled me.

“At the end of the day the referee didn’t give it. If we had got it, it could have been a different game.

“But it’s not the referee’s fault that we lost 4-0. We have to take it on the chin and move on.

“It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster this season but towards the back end we really started to pick up.

“It obviously hasn’t gone how we hoped but we’ll move on to next season and hopefully next year at home we’ll pick up some better results.”