Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates after his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2018.
"You're just sort of left in a silent room doing your gym and it's those moments that are the most hard ones, especially when it's a long process and it's going to be like this every day", Oxalde-Chamberlain told Liverpool's official TV channel.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has provided a revealing insight into his recovery from a long-term knee injury that has kept him out of action since April.
"Depending on what we're doing, and if I'm really needed-I'm sure even when I'm back I won't be fully at the races, or fully fit, up to scratch". The next target for me is to build up more in the gym, back towards being able to run outside again and start plodding around the pitches.
"I've already started passing the ball around inside which feels really good".
'But I've got injured here and I've had nothing but positive feedback from the fans, which for me I can't thank them enough and that's what keeps me going every day to try and reward their patience and support'.
"Probably more mentally to prove that I can do it and then have a good pre-season and start fresh next season".
Oxlade-Chamberlain has missed Liverpool's stunning unbeaten start to the Premier League season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain paid tribute to the support of Klopp, who consistently mentions him as a long-term option, and of Rhian Brewster, with whom he has shared the treatment room. "I think we all knew from my reaction. i don't react like that", he said. "Whenever I see him he's always got a smile on his face. He told me, "look, we know how how long this is going to be, don't worry about it, get yourself right and then we'll go again" which is really nice to hear", Oxlade said.
"It's been a really tough time, not being able to do what I love doing".
Ox is expected to hopefully have recovered and made it back to the field by around May 2019.