IT’s been a good day for Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson. Not only has he been officially named as the club’s captain for the 2015/16 season, he has also been named as the FIFA 16 cover star to appear on the front of the box alongside Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
The UK release date for the game is yet to be set, but it will be released well in time for Christmas later on in the year.
The landmark decision will now see him become the first Liverpool player to EVER get his face on the front of the world’s most popular football video game.
An official EA Sports press release said: “Henderson saw off competition from Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Thibaut Courtois as more than nine million fans around the world voted for the first time in franchise history for their favourite player to be on the FIFA 16 cover.”
“Being part of the first FIFA cover vote was an incredible honour and it’s an amazing feeling to know that the public voted for me to come out on top and to be on the cover of FIFA 16 alongside Messi.
“I’m extremely proud to become the first Liverpool player ever on the cover and the support I’ve had from fans around the world over the past few weeks, particularly Liverpool supporters, has been overwhelming. It’s great to realise every young footballer’s dream and I’m grateful to everyone who voted.”
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