Photo: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson beats Harry Kane onto Fifa 16 front cover

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The new Reds captain was voted ahead of the Tottenham favourite, as well as Manchester City and Chelsea stars, to take his place alongside Messi.

It has certainly been a good day for Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson. Fresh from being officially awarded the captaincy at Liverpool, replacing club legend Steven Gerrard after his move to the MLS, the 25-year-old is now set to adorn EA Sport's updated football title FIFA 16, set for release in September.

Anyone who buys the game in the UK will see Henderson's face alongside that of regular cover star, Barcelona and Argentina legend Lionel Messi, after he was voted ahead of Tottenham's Harry Kane, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois.

It is some turn around for the England international, who for much of his early Anfield career polarised supporters who questioned his place in the first team. Henderson joined from Sunderland for a £20 million fee, as stated by BBC Sport, and it took him time to settle at Liverpool, but arguably Brendan Rodgers' arrival in 2012 was the catalyst for the central midfielder's improvement in form and influence.

Henderson is now set to begin the coming season as the Reds' most important central midfielder, having also established himself in Roy Hodgson's England side, as his 22 caps prove.

Fans of the other three stars may well be scratching their heads though at the thought of the former Black Cat taking pride of place on the cover, with Aguero and Kane two of the Premier League's most high profile players. The Tottenham striker in particular is a media darling in England after a phenomenal breakthrough season that saw him score 31 times and also net on his England debut. Courtois is also thought to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but all three were outvoted in favour of the new Reds skipper. Henderson on the other hand scored just seven times as Liverpool struggled.

Lets just hope he has a good season next year.

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