Wednesday 7 December 2016

Lionel Messi joined by Liverpool's Jordan Henderson on FIFA 16 cover

Published 10/07/2015 | 17:20

Real stars: Messi is undoubtedly delighted to be spotted alongside the midfield workhorse
Real stars: Messi is undoubtedly delighted to be spotted alongside the midfield workhorse

What a day it's been for Jordan Henderson.

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First he was officially appointed as Liverpool's new captain, replacing Steven Gerrard, and now he's won a poll to be the cover star on FIFA 16, alongside Lionel Messi.

Unsurprisingly, people are slightly surprised at the choice. Messi seems poised to carry out one of his usual mazy runs, whereas Henderson is doing his best to represent his style, jogging about and closing up gaps.

Does this mean that the hard-working midfielder is going to be alongside Messi on the podium when the awards are handed out at the end of this year? The answer may surprise you (no).

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