According to El Desmarque, the alternative to Real Madrid playmaker Isco is Fabian Ruiz of Napoli for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

It has been claimed by the Spanish publication that Liverpool are interested in landing Spain international attacking midfielder Isco from Spanish and European heavyweights Madrid in the January transfer window.

The report has added that the Reds have pinpointed an alternative to Isco – who will cost €70 million (£59.15 million) in transfer sums – in Ruiz, but the 23-year-old midfielder will be even more expensive.

Fabian has been on the books of Napoli since the summer transfer window of 2018 when he joined from La Liga side Real Betis.

The Spain international midfielder made 20 starts and seven starts in Serie A for Partenopei last season, scoring five goals and picking up four assists in the process.

The 23-year-old star also scored one goal in five UEFA Europa League matches and played six times in the UEFA Champions League for the Naples outfit in 2018-19 season.

So far this campaign, Ruiz has made 17 starts and one substitute appearance in the league for the Naples-based outfit, scoring one goal and creating two assists in the process.

The Spain international has also played six times in the UEFA Champions League for Napoli thus far this campaign.

Ruiz played for his side against Liverpool in the Champions League last campaign, and he predicted to Marca in May 2019 that Jurgen Klopp’s side would win the UCL final against Tottenham Hotspur – which they did.