Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson voted by fans to be on FIFA 16

And he’s been named captain. Not a bad week, ay

EA Sports has confirmed that theFIFA 16cover will feature Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in the UK alongside Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi was always going to have the number one spot, but the coveted second place has been up for grabs in recent weeks. For the very first time in the history of the video game, EA let the fans decide who they want on the cover via a public vote.

And it was Henderson who came out on top. The Liverpool midfielder beat Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Tottenham Hotspurs striker Harry Kane and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to the honour.

This marks the first time a Liverpool player has ever been on a FIFA game cover. And for Henderson it's a double achievement. This week, he also found out that he's Liverpool's new captain. Needless to say, the England international is one happy chappy.

“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,” said Henderson.

“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.”

FIFA 16 is set to bring big changes, with EA having already announced that it will be the first game in the series to feature female players. Question is – what new features would you like to see? Let us know in the comments or at the T3 Facebook page.

Nathan George

Nathan George is a freelance journalist who has contributed to in the fields of gaming, social media, streaming services, autonomous vehicles, phones, virtual reality headsets, wireless speakers and future tech. He studied journalism at the University of the West of England and is a holder of the Bronze and Silver The Duke of Edinburgh Award.