It has been quite a day for Jordan Henderson.
The England midfielder was officially confirmed as Liverpool captain this morning, replacing Steven Gerrard after the Anfield legend’s departure to Los Angeles Galaxy.
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And now Henderson has been unveiled as the cover star for FIFA 16.
The 25-year-old will join Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi on the UK and Ireland front of the iconic EA Sports video game after Reds supporters got behind him in an online poll.
A staggering nine million people voted, and Henderson pipped Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane to the honour.
He told Liverpool’s official website: “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.”
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard starred alongside Messi on the cover of FIFA 15.