Liverpool’s defence this season has been leaky and posing a problem for Brendan Rodgers.
This poor defence line made them lose the premiership title last season and remains a problem unsolved.
This season so far they have only been able to maintain one clean sheet in all games played so far.
Their poor defending has been embarrassing them this season and many defenders have been linked either as rumours or well founded reports as the solution to their frail defensive backline.
One name which has been popping up recently is Winston Reid is 26 year old, West Ham United defender who doubles as the captain of his national side.
He is a graduate of the Danish club FC Midtgylland football academy.
He is one of the first set of players to graduate from this academy along with Jesper Weinkouff, Christian Sivebaek etc.
He signed his first professional contract with his parent club before moving to West Ham in 2010 and has since cemented his position in the team.
His ability and poise with the ball as made him to be courted by three top EPL clubs which comprise of Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.
Man. United and Arsenal were the ones initially interested in him before Liverpool were reported to also be interested as Rodgers seek to solve his defence headache.
His contract at West Ham will expire at the end of the season and the club is said to be reluctant of letting him go but will probably prefer to sell him than let him go as a free agent in the summer.
The indication of a move to a big club could be possible as early as January if the club seek to cash in on him and this will be the biggest move by a New Zealand player.
Looking at the stats of the games played by West Ham over the course of the seasons that he has been with them it will be seen that they are better off when he is on the pitch.
He brings a measure of calmness to their games.
They have played Liverpool this season and defeated the Reds by 3-1 goal margin with Reid as one of the goal scorers.
This shows that though they are buying a defender, they are also buying a player who carries a fair good amount of attacking threats. He is a very good player in the air.
West Ham would hate to lose him now but with his age at 26 he will desire that move to the next level.
His strength includes his strong tackling ability and a strong sense of concentration. He loves playing the long balls and is fond of committing fouls but every team would prefer that a player commits a foul than concede a goal.
So far in the present season he has played 7 times, scored 1, received 3 yellow cards and named Man of the Match once. He has made 9.3 clearances, 1.3 tackles and 0.7 blocked shots.
Certainly, Liverpool will have a little bit of peace at the back if they could acquire the services of the New Zealander.