Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is about to go back before the end of the season.
The English international has been out of play since he suffered a serious knee injury against Roma in the Champions League semifinal in Anfield in the month of April.
Jurgen Klopp effectively ruled Oxlade-Chamberlain of the entire 2018/19 campaign but the 35-million-year-old man is hoping he will be able to play a role during the race.
"I would love to be able to make its appearance at least before the end of the season," he said.
"The next goal for me is to build more in the gym to be able to run out again. I probably have to do two months of running, which is not my favorite.
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"Once the ball goes out, it will be easier. I started to pass a ball that feels good. When I leave, I will feel much closer.
"Even when I'm back, I will not be in the race, but it would be good if you have some appearances before the season ends. Probably more mentally, to prove I can do it. So, I have a good preseason and start again next season."
Oxlade-Chamberlain says the unconditional support of Jurgen Klopp and support messages from the club's fans helped keep the spirit on the long path back to the gym.
"Jurgen was great for me," he said.
"Whenever I see him, he has a smile on his face. He is really positive and keeps me in his thoughts.
"When you talk about the team, it will tell me what's good, especially when the children are so good.
"He told me the time. He said:" We know how long this will be, do not worry, get back and get back. "This is good to hear.
"It was a really difficult time, I could not do what I love doing it. I have been injured before where it was difficult. Fanatics said:" He is hurt again, he can not trust him, he is always hurt. "
"But here I only had positive comments from the fans. You can not ask for anything else.
"When they remind you that you are lost and can not wait to see you back there, we keep moving forward. I can not thank you enough for that.
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"I want to return and reward your patience and support by retaking the terrain and doing the level that I was before and still better waiting."
Oxlade-Chamberlain speaks extensively about the biggest reverse of her career and her intensive rehabilitation program in the latest edition of BetVictor's "This is Melwood" feature.
The 25-year-old knew that he had to face a long distance while lying on the Anfield lawn in aggression in April after moving to disputing Aleksandar Kolarov.
"I have had many kicks over the years, they are not one to roll, I recovered pretty fast," he said.
"But immediately, I knew I was in a bit of trouble – something bad happened. Leave Lovren was on me with my head in my hands.
"I remember sitting in the tunnel recovery room and asking:" Is my ACL? " Be honest with me.
"They said they were worried about it and how it turned out to be."
During the past seven months, Oxlade-Chamberlain has reached a close link with adolescent striker Rhian Brewster, who is about to trace back to himself after performing both ankle and knee surgery earlier this year.
Brewster received the green light to begin training outside at Melwood while heading for a top debut.
"It's good for me to have a younger boy I can guide through him too," said Oxlade-Chamberlain.
"Rhian is a bright boy and I do not need to tell him too much, much to control me.
"He is so positive and he has that new enthusiasm about him. He keeps going.
"He has decided to leave me now, so selfish that he returns to the field and leave me here.
"I am glad to see her pushing. I look forward to seeing what she can do on the playing field now."
Oxlade-Chamberlain says she owes a debt of gratitude to physiologist Richie Partridge, who has been with him every step of the way.
"Richie was brilliant to me," he added.
"The most important thing is the mental battle. There are days when it is not working well, the knee is injured and is frustrated.
"Richie is good at seeing those moments and saying:" Well, do it today, cleanse our head and start tomorrow again. I can not thank you enough, but it has not helped me to adapt anyway. Do not do it too much!
"You probably have many bad days than good days when you are in rehabilitation because in the end you are doing something you do not want to do.
"You are here with the kids every day, you have the laughter and the jokes with them, then start and put on the boots to train. You're in a quiet room doing your gym working. These are the most difficult times, especially when you know what's going be a long process
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"I'm in the window watching training – I see Robbo (Andy Robertson) struggling to cross a ball and then give him some peace when he comes in!
"I'm fighting to go to games. It's when it's more frustrating, but it's important to show support for the kids."
* See the chat with Oxlade-Chamberlain in full HERE