Virgil Van Dijk And Eden Hazard Revealed As FIFA 20 Cover Stars By EA Sports
Virgil van Dijk and Eden Hazard will star on the front cover of FIFA 20 later this year.
The Liverpool defender will take his place on the front of the champions edition while Belgian play-maker Hazard will be on the standard version.
Van Dijk will become the first centre-back to feature on the FIFA cover since Sol Campbell back in 2000.
The PFA Player of the Year is also the first defender to be on the cover of the game since Roberto Carlos in 2003.
Hazard, meanwhile, will also star on the standard edition in his new Real Madrid kit when both games are released worldwide on September 27.
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He features on the front of the game holding the club crest on his shirt after completing a £130million summer switch from Chelsea.
Van Dijk, who helped Liverpool to Champions League glory last season, spoke of his pride in being on the cover of the popular football game.
Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible at a promo shoot at Fenway Park baseball stadium in Boston, the 28-year-old said: "When I found out I was on the FIFA cover it was unreal.
"I've played FIFA since I was young and saw all these big players on the cover.
"It's good to get recognition sometimes as a defender and I'm very proud. It's not often that a defender comes on the cover and it's something very special."
Liverpool also recently announced a multi-year deal with EA Sports which will see them feature heavily in the game.
Liverpool's chief commercial officer Billy Hogan told the Liverpool Echo: "Our partnership with EA Sports will enable us to give our supporters even more opportunities to engage with Liverpool FC through the innovative and exciting world of gaming."