The new season of EA SPORTS FIFA is here! FIFA 16 is out today in the UK and Europe, and already available in North America – and you can download a special Liverpool FC club cover for free!

The cover is obtainable in many different sizes for your game pack, mobile wallpaper or social media banner. Click here to download it now.

Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned FIFA player or have been curious about joining the fold, here are five reasons to play FIFA 16...

*FIFA 16 is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but it is also available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Please note that not all features mentioned are available on all platforms.

1. Earn big rewards in FUT Draft

Experience FIFA Ultimate Team's new mode, FUT Draft. Build a squad by drafting available players, then play in a series of up to four matches. Win or lose, you'll earn high-value FUT rewards to use in your Ultimate Team Club.

2. Increase your club’s budget in career mode

Participate in pre-season tournaments to strengthen your squad and your club’s transfer budget in Career Mode. Also new this year, player training options allow managers to focus on individual player attributes and build the perfect squad to fit their style of play.

3. Women are in the game!

Play with 12 women’s national teams, including the World Champions - the United States women's national team - previous title holders Germany and popular sides like Australia, Canada, France and Sweden.

4. Decide both how and when to touch the ball

With no touch dribbling, free yourself from the ball to buy time, create separation, set up a feint or skill move, and then blow by your defender. 

5. Compete at a higher level

It doesn’t matter if you’re playing FIFA for the first time or have been part of the franchise for decades, you can become a better player and learn new moves. The new FIFA Trainer helps you reach your potential on the pitch. Basic commands get you started while deeper hints will improve the game of the most skilled player.

Stay in the conversation, make sure you follow the EA SPORTS FIFA team on TwitterFacebook and Instagram – and buy your copy of FIFA 16 now!