There were always likely to be bumps in the road during West Ham United’s first season at London Stadium and Winston Reid says the club has learned plenty of lessons from the 2016/17 campaign.
The Hammers were on the receiving end of a 4-0 thumping against Liverpool on Sunday in their final home game of the season.
Their form at the former Olympic Park has fluctuated throughout the campaign and they have suffered a number of heavy defeats.
Reid believes United could have taken something from the game against Liverpool and says the squad will learn from the errors which have cost them at times.
“It turned into a game that we really didn’t want. They are really good. They have quality players and a lot of speed,” Reid said.
“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.”
Reid was at the centre of controversy in the second half when Georginio Wijnaldum appeared to avoid punishment for an apparent elbow in the build-up to Liverpool’s third goal.
Not one to shirk responsibility, Reid refused to take aim at referee Neil Swarbrick.
“Obviously there was contact [in the challenge with Wijnaldum],” the centre-back said.
“At the end of the day the referee didn’t give it. If we had of got it, it could have been a different game.
“It is not the referee’s fault that we lost 4-0. We have to take it on the chin and move on.”