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Just when Jordan Henderson thought his day couldn't get any better...

The new Liverpool skipper has only been named alongside Lionel Messi on the front of Fifa 16.

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP Henderson, it seems.

Earlier today, the 25-year-old midfielder was officially named the heir to Steven Gerrard’s throne as the new captain of Liverpool. It caps off a remarkable turnaround for a player once considered a flop after his £20m move from Sunderland in 2011.

And this afternoon, it has been announced that the England international has beaten off competition from the likes of Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Thibaut Courtois in an online vote to star on the cover of the UK edition of Fifa 16 — the latest edition of EA Sports’ hugely-popular computer game.

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“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,” Henderson said.

“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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