Liverpool could be on the look out to sign a West Ham defender after an impressive run in the team. Winston Reid has had an excellent season in defence for the Hammers and his good form could end up with a move to a big club in the summer. Liverpool have been on the lookout to increase their defensive options after a lacklustre start in their campaign which has recently gained momentum with the Merseyside club unbeaten in their last 7 Premier League games.

Reid, a New Zealand international is 26 years old and will be out of contract in the summer. He rejected a new 4 year deal from the Hammers and if Liverpool are to sign the player in the dying minutes of the transfer window, the club would have to pay in the region of £6-7 million. Liverpool could however wait until the end of the season when Reid will be a free agent, though he could be snapped up by other clubs who would want his services.

Reid can play either as a centre back or a right back but he is more comfortable playing in the middle of the defence and he has made 25 appearances for the London based club this season. He joined West Ham from Danish club FC Midtjylland in 2010 and has impressed during his stint in London.

Reid is seen as a cheaper option to provide some depth to the Liverpool defence, especially since the likes of Lovren and Johnson have not been the stalwarts expected in defence. Liverpool have begun playing with a 3 man defence and Reid is comfortable on the ball which would make him a good fit for the team.

Reid did play against Liverpool where the Hammers lost to Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield and if the player is to leave the club, reports say that West Ham would try to move for a former Tottemham player Vedran Corluka. Corluka is now playing in Russia for Spartak Moscow but he is also coveted by other Premier League clubs who are looking to bolster their defensive options.

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